Kyle White to receive Medal of Honor tomorrow

Sgt. Kyle White

Tomorrow, former U.S. Army Sgt. Kyle White will become the seventh living Medal of Honor recipient from the war in Afghanistan. He will be presented with the nation’s highest military award in recognition of his actions during an enemy ambush in Aranas, Afghanistan, Nov. 9, 2007.

The ceremony will take place at 3 p.m. ET in the East Room of the White House, and can be seen live here. VA News sat down with White for an interview that will air after the ceremony on the department’s Youtube channel.

White, who went on to use his GI Bill at the University of North Carolina at Charlotte, and now works as an investment analyst, says he hopes to become a positive example for other Veterans making the transition to school and the civilian workforce. He also says he wants to make sure nobody ever forgets the ultimate sacrifice six Americans made that day in Afghanistan.


Reynaldo Leal

– Reynaldo Leal is a public affairs officer for VA’s office of Digital Media Engagement and member for the VAntage Point’s staff. He is a proud Marine Corps Veteran who deployed to the Al Anbar Province with 3rd Battalion 5th Marine Regiment in 2004 and 2006. He also took part in some of the heaviest fighting during Operation Phantom Fury in 2004.


  1. Richard Henson    

    Words alone can’t identify the volume of gratitude we have for your service and heroic deed for our great country. Thank you.

  2. doc killdare    

    All the Way! enough said.

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