Cpl. Kyle Carpenter was presented the Medal of Honor June 19, at the White House. Carpenter was the second living Marine to receive the award since the start of the Iraq and Afghanistan conflicts. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Cpl. Michael C. Guinto/Released) #USMC
Dakota Meyer, 23, is the third living recipient — and first living Marine recipient — of the nation’s highest combat honor for actions in the Iraq and Afghanistan. No living Marine has received the award in the last 38 years.