Posted on: October 4, 2014
Retired Cpl. William Kyle Carpenter will soon become the first South Carolinian to receive the Medal of Honor since the Vietnam War. The Medal of Honor is the nation’s highest military honor awarded to service members who demonstrate acts of valor above and beyond the call of duty. Carpenter – a 24-year-old Marine Corps veteran from Gilbert – was seriously wounded in 2010 while serving in Afghanistan.
Carpenter’s story is a tremendously powerful display of courage and selflessness. While in Afghanistan, Carpenter was wounded after throwing himself onto a grenade in an effort to save a friend and fellow Marine’s life. As a result, he lost his right eye and most of his teeth. His right arm and jaw were also shattered, and he has since undergone dozens of surgeries. He will be the third Marine since 9/11 to be awarded the Medal of Honor during a ceremony set to take place at the White House.
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George Sink, P.A. Injury Lawyers wants to recognize Carpenter for his service and commends him for receiving the Medal of Honor. We believe that this young South Carolinian exemplifies all that it means to serve our country, as well as what it means to sacrifice.
Our firm’s founding Attorney George Sink – who also served in the Marine Corps as a Captain – is himself a disabled veteran who served two tours in Vietnam. Mr. Sink knows what it’s like to be injured in the line of duty, and he is passionate about representing veterans who made the selfless choice to serve our country. If you or your loved one is a disabled veteran, let our firm help obtain the money and benefits you deserve.