Medal Of Honor Recipient Kyle Carpenter Throws Padres Pitch, Visits Camp Pendleton (Video)
Monday, June 23, 2014
Marine Corps veteran Cpl. Kyle Carpenter, who was awarded the Medal of Honor last week, is in town. Among his stops - throwing out the ceremonial first pitch at Sunday's San Diego Padres game, and meeting with fellow Marines at Camp Pendleton and MCAS Miramar.
On Sunday, Carpenter stopped by Petco Park. Carpenter Tweeted:
"Bringing the heat ... Threw the first pitch at today's @padres game!"
U-T San Diego described Carpenter's pitch this way:
Surgically repaired throwing arm from falling on a grenade in 2010 to save a fellow Marine? No sweat. The catcher barely moved to catch the ball.
On Monday, it was on to Camp Pendleton for Carpenter, who wrote on his Instagram page:
"Great to share some time with my brothers and sisters at Wounded Warrior Bn in Camp Pendleton."
MCAS Miramar's 3rd Marine Aircraft Wing will honor Carpenter at the base's Evening Colors Ceremony Monday evening.
As Home Post previously reported, President Obama awarded Carpenter the Medal of Honor on June 19 for Carpenter's heroic actions on Nov. 21, 2010, in Afghanistan. On that fateful day, the Taliban lobbed a grenade at Carpenter and his friend Lance Cpl. Nicholas Eufrazio. Carpenter put his body between the grenade and Eufrazio, absorbing much of the blast, and costing Carpenter his right eye and most of his jaw.