Columbia Rotary kicked off 2015 with a strong, inspirational program. Medal of Honor Recipient, Kyle Carpenter, spoke to the club about leadership and his experiences as a United States Marine before he was injured in Afghanistan and during his recovery at Walter Reed. Please take some time to view his remarks and share them with friends and co-workers. You’ll be glad you did.
Thanks to Jack Sloan for posting this article(via Facebook). Looking forward to a packed house tomorrow at Rotary for Corporal Kyle Carpenter.
Happy New Year, Rotarians! Hope everyone had a safe and happy holiday season. Don’t forget that we will be back to our usual 1PM meeting time on Monday, January 5, 2015. Columbia Rotary is honored to host Medal of Honor recipient Corporal Kyle Carpenter. What an uplifting and inspiring way to start off 2015! We expect a large attendance and we encourage you to bring a guest. Please get there early so you can find a seat. More info about Corporal Carpenter here.
Columbia Rotary Club is honored to host Corporal Kyle Carpenter on Monday, January 5, 2015. What a strong way to start off the New Year! We are expecting a large crowd for this event so get there early to secure your seat. Guests are welcomed and encouraged.
Kyle Carpenter is the second living, and youngest, Marine Medal of Honor Recipient since the beginning of the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan. He was injured by an enemy hand grenade in November of 2010 and spent two and a half years in recovery at Walter Reed National Military Medical Center in Bethesda, MD. In the fall of 2013, Kyle enrolled as a freshman at the University of South Carolina, where he is currently pursuing a degree in International Studies. He received his Medal of Honor on June 19, 2014.
Here are some links for more information about Kyle Carpenter: