The beautiful face of courage: Lance Cpl. William Kyle Carpenter USMC
Carpenter, 21, of Gilbert lost the eye, most of his teeth and use of his right arm from a grenade blast Nov. 21 near Marjah, Helmand Province, Afghanistan.
Friends and family say he threw himself in front of the grenade to protect his best friend in Afghanistan, Cpl. Nick Eufrazio
This deserves more notes then anything on Tumblr. It’s sad to say stupid pictures of a flower some girl takes with a Nikon D40 that her parents bought her for christmas or a picture of A Day To Remember has more notes then this. The world is fucked up. So much respect for this man.
he did this to save his best friend. he’s a true fucking hero.
This is a true hero, people.
The pride for this man is real.
Not a hero in his eyes. He was doing his job.
Brave man I hope his friend will always be close to him .
Oh my god. What a brave young man. His parents must be beaming with all the pride in the world.
We learned our lesson. One must forget, so as not to die imagining it all. We rise in the dark and slippery night. We look for the heart, take hold of it, strain our ears: the pain will be extinguished, But stone-yes, a rock-will still remain.
- Krzysztof Kamil Baczyński, Generation, July 22, 1943
I otoś stanął sam, odarty,
jak martwa chmura za kratami,
na pół cierpiący, a pół martwy,
poryty ogniem, batem, łzami.
W wielości swojej - rozegnany,
w miłości swojej - jak pień twardy,
haki pazurów wbiłeś w rany
swej ziemi. I śnisz sen pogardy.
Lecz kręci się niebiosów zegar
i czas o tarczę mieczem bije,
i wstrząśniesz się z poblaskiem nieba,
posłuchasz serca: serce żyje.
Wiesław Chrzanowski (20 Dec 1923 – 29 Apr 2012), of the Home Army’s “Anna” Company of the “Gustaw” Battalion, photographed on the balcony of a townhouse on 16 Wilcza Street during the Uprising, Sept 1944
The first step in the training of parachutists is the correct way to land. At this Polish Parachute Training Centre at Largo House, Fifeshire, soldiers of the 1st Polish Independent Parachute Brigade are seen receiving their initial instruction in landing.