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Medal of Honor for Miss. native who fell on grenade to shield fellow Marines

Mississippi-born Marine Corps veteran Kyle Carpenter Thursday became the third Magnolia State native to receive the Congressional Medal of Honor, the nation’s highest award for military valor. On Nov. 21, 2010, in the Marjah district of Afghanistan, a Taliban stronghold, Marine Cpl. Carpenter made the split-second decision to cover an enemy-launched grenade with his body in an attempt to shield ...

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