I am a Kentucky native, former Marine and 2011 recipient of the Medal of Honor.
I wear two bracelets, EVERYDAY, engraved with the names of the brothers I lost in the Battle of Ganjgal, Afghanistan, September 8, 2009 - Staff Sgt. Aaron Kenefick, "Doc" James Layton, Gunnery Sgt Edwin Johnson, Jr., 1stLt Michael Johnson and Army Sgt Kenneth Westbrook.
Being honored and called a hero for the worst day of my life is something I still struggle to understand, but I try my best to make something positive out of something negative. Now I spend my days traveling the country, speaking to various groups, honoring those who gave all and trying to inspire everyone to realize their full human potential.