Casualty notification concerns & the story behind Medal of Honor recipient Cpl Kyle Carpenter living: Mike & Mac

Kyle Carpenter (right) with fellow Fox Company Marine Jake Belote at Patrol Base Dakota the day before Carpenter was wounded.
Courtesy of Kyle Carpenter
Kyle Carpenter and fellow Marine Brandon Stiles compare tattoos. Carpenter got his—Psalms 144:1—just before deploying to Afghanistan. “It talks about how the Lord trains your hands for battle and your fingers for war. A buddy mentioned it to me, and I started thinking, ‘There’s an OK chance we’re not coming back… I’m going to need my faith over there.’ And I loved the Bible verse.”
Courtesy of Kyle Carpenter