Rewatch the Super Bowl ad that honors Medal of Honor recipient Cpl. Kyle Carpenter

Kyle Carpenter

Before the Super Bowl kicked off, the Fox Network aired a commercial that honored the United States of America and its flag. The ad featured Medal of Honor recipient Cpl. Kyle Carpenter, families of victims of the 9/11 terrorist attacks, and had Johnny Cash’s “Ragged Old Flag” as its soundtrack.

Carpenter received the nation’s highest medal for military service while he was with Company F, 2d Battalion, 9th Marines, Regimental Combat Team 1, 1st Marine Division (Forward), 1 Marine Expeditionary Force (Forward), in Helmand Province, Afghanistan in 2010.

Then-Lance Corporal Carpenter and a fellow Marine were on a rooftop providing security when the enemy threw hand grenades, with one landing inside their sandbagged position. According to his citation, Carpenter landed onto one of the grenades without hesitation, taking the full brunt of the blast. Against the odds, he survived and began his long road to recovery, culminating in receiving the Medal of Honor for his actions in 2014.

Throughout the video, Carpenter walks through a park surrounded by American flags and then raises a bigger American flag.