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Retired Marine Corps Cpl. William “Kyle” Carpenter will receive the Medal of Honor during a White House ceremony at the White House at 2:15 p.m. ET, June 19, 2014.
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A LEGEND LIVES ON

Medal of Honor recipient Marine Corps Cpl. Jason L. Dunham’s legacy lives on one decade after he gave his life to save his fellow Marines.
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Army Master Sgt. Juan E. Negron will be the first soldier assigned to the 65th Infantry Regiment to receive the Medal of Honor.
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Photo: Army Sgt. William H. Carney (Image from Collection of the Museum of African American History)

Army Sgt. William H. Carney was the first African-American Medal of Honor recipient, earning the medal after he risked his life to safeguard the U.S. flag during the Civil War.
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Photo: Joseph Kovac, a retired sailor and Veterans of Foreign Wars past commander, salutes one of many color guards in the John Basilone Parade in Raritan, N.J., Sept. 27, 2009. The parade, the largest military parade in the nation, honors Basilone, a Marine gunnery sergeant native to the town, who received a Medal of Honor and the Navy Cross for actions in Guadalcanal and Iwo Jima. (U.S. Army photo by Sgt. Randall Clinton/ Released)

Joseph Kovac, a retired sailor and Veterans of Foreign Wars past commander, salutes one of many color guards in the John Basilone Parade in Raritan, N.J., Sept. 27, 2009.
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