See the Inspirational Tattoo on The Medal of Honor Winner

PHOTO: President Barack Obama reaches out to retired Marine Cpl. William "Kyle" Carpenter, after awarding him the Medal of Honor for conspicuous gallantry, June 19, 2014, during a ceremony in the East Room of the White House in Washington.

Marine William "Kyle" Carpenter received the Medal of Honor today from President Barack Obama, an award reserved for those who show the utmost bravery in combat.

Carpenter received the medal for his decision to jump on a grenade and save his friend while in combat in Afghanistan three years ago.

He was gravely injured, losing one eye and suffering a broken jaw and broken arm.

The tattoo he was sporting on his side when he went into battle, however, was unchanged:

PHOTO: This photo taken May 13, 2014 shows medically retired Marine Lance Cpl. Kyle Carpenter lifting his shirt to show a tattoo on his side as he speaks with media at the Pentagon.
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PHOTO: This photo taken May 13, 2014 shows medically retired Marine Lance Cpl. Kyle Carpenter lifting his shirt to show a tattoo on his side as he speaks with media at the Pentagon.

"Blessed be the Lord my rock, who trains my hands for war, and my fingers for battle," reads the tattoo, which is a quote from Psalm 144.

Carpenter, of Flowood, Miss., is now studying at the University of South Carolina.

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