Governor McCrory Meets With Medal of Honor Nominee Sgt. Kyle Whi -

Governor McCrory Meets With Medal of Honor Nominee Sgt. Kyle White

Posted: Updated:
A Charlotte vet will receive the nation’s highest military award from President Barack Obama – The Medal of Honor.

While that ceremony is still 3 weeks out, on Wednesday, former Army Sergeant Kyle White was honored by the North Carolina military community, and Governor Pat McCrory.

“Sgt. White is a true American hero and we are forever indebted for his service to our nation,” said Governor Pat McCrory.

“It was an honor to meet Kyle today in Charlotte and I look forward to building a lasting relationship with them as we continue North Carolina’s tradition of supporting our military and the men and women who serve in our armed forces.”

“As far as the battle – he says it just feels like yesterday. I can still remember the temperature and it’s very vivid in my head,” said Sgt. Kyle White.

November 9th, 2007 – it’s a day that Sgt. Kyle White says he won’t forget anytime soon.

“You know on that day – it was the worst day of my life. I lost a lot of good friends and lost 6 heroes,” said White.

White wears a bracelet to remember his fellow serviceman who died in combat.

“It’s just nice to be given a second chance and do the best you can with it. When we were on our way back, we were ambushed around 3:30 in the afternoon. I hear a pop and then it seemed like the whole valley erupted in fully automatic and AK fire and grenades,” said White.

But now that he’s back to a civilian life – White says he’s adjusting well.

Since deployment in Afghanistan, he’s gone to college, found a job and even a girlfriend.

“There are 2 things after that deployment – one is taking showers because we didn’t have good ones there. I’m also a foodie and I like to eat extra amounts of food. I’m 27—and I feel normal. I am a regular guy – I sleep in on the weekends.”

White says he’s excited to receive the prestigious “Medal of Honor” award.

“You know the part I am excited about the most is to see the guys I’m excited about – it’s like a reunion they get to attend the ceremonies and that’s the part I’m looking forward to.”

White is just one of a handful of people who are still living to receive award.

President Barack Obama will present the award on May 13th at the nation’s capital. 

Powered by WorldNow

3501 Performance Rd.
Charlotte, NC 28214
Main Number: (704) 398-0046

Didn't find what you were looking for?
All content © Copyright 2000 - 2014 Fox Television Stations, Inc. and Worldnow. All Rights Reserved.
Privacy Policy | New Terms of Service What's new | Ad Choices