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U.S. President Barack Obama presents the Medal of Honor to retired U.S. Marine Corps Corporal William "Kyle" Carpenter during a ceremony at the White House in Washington June 19, 2014. Obama presented Carpenter the Medal of Honor, the highest U.S. award for gallantry, on Thursday for covering a grenade with his body and saving a comrade's life. REUTERS/Kevin Lamarque

U.S. Marine gets Medal of Honor for taking grenade blast

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WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President Barack Obama presented retired Marine William "Kyle" Carpenter the Medal of Honor, the highest U.S. award for gallantry, on Thursday for covering a grenade with his body and saving a comrade's life.

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