June 19, 2014
On June 19, 2014, Kyle was awarded the Medal of Honor by President Obama for his self-sacrificing act of valor. Kyle is the youngest living recipient of the Medal of Honor, our nation's highest military award for valor.
Who was the youngest Marine to win the Medal of Honor?
Jack LucasJack Lucas was 17 when he became the youngest Medal of Honor recipient since the Civil War after jumping onto two grenades to save his fellow Marines. Jacklyn “Jack” Harold Lucas was 17 when he was awarded the Medal of Honor for his heroism in World War II, making him the youngest Marine to ever receive it.
Who was the youngest recipient of the Medal of Honor?
But the youngest to ever receive the medal received it shortly after the Medal of Honor was created, at only eleven years old. In this lesson, we will explore the story of the youngest Medal of Honor recipient ever, Willie Johnston.
Who was the soldier who jumped on a grenade?
Has anyone won 2 Medal of Honors?
Double Award RecipientsBaldwin – Civil War, Indian Wars (for leading a charge; for rescuing Indian captives) Smedley Darlington Butler – Veracruz, Haiti (for distinguished conduct in battle; for conspicuous bravery in crushing the Caco rebels) John Cooper – Civil War (for battle on the U.S.S.
What did William Kyle Carpenter do?
Without hesitation, and with complete disregard for his own safety, Lance Corporal Carpenter moved toward the grenade in an attempt to shield his fellow Marine from the deadly blast. When the grenade detonated, his body absorbed the brunt of the blast, severely wounding him, but saving the life of his fellow Marine.