Once a Marine, always a Marine...Semper Fidelis
Code of Conduct
I will never forget that I am an American, fighting for freedom, responsible for my actions, and dedicated to the principles which made my country free. I will trust in my God and in the UNITED STATES OF AMERICA.
Appeal to the Great Spirit
Kyle April 2003 at 18 years of age
Kyle and CynthiaKyle Carney joined the Marines at 17 years of age. Ironically, Kyle was born at Camp Pendleton Marine Corps base. His father and uncles were Marines. It seems he was destined from his first breath to follow in their footsteps. Upon joining, he received an award for being the youngest in his unit. Kyle served three tours of duty in Iraq as a United States Marine. He was honorably discharged in January 2007.
He is the youngest of 3 sons and grew up in Morris, Oklahoma where he attended Jenks High School. Kyle is proud of his heritage as a Choctaw Indian, and is registered with the Choctaw Tribe of Oklahoma.
Kyle's mother, Cynthia Carney says, "It was after the 3rd tour of duty that I noticed a severe change in Kyle. Although he had not been officially diagnosed with PTSD, in May of 2007, I spoke with a doctor at the VA Muscogee Hospital, and explained what concerned me about Kyle. She suggested that he may very well be suffering from PTSD."
"After his honorable discharge from the Marine Corps he returned to Tulsa Oklahoma in January of 2007. Kyle became Cleet Certified (a member of law enforcement) and he worked full-time for Aerosystems company as a licensed armed security guard. He worked five days a week from 10pm-6am and then attended welding school until noon for 8 months."
"Kyle and his girlfriend of two years broke up and in October of 2007 he decided to get his own apartment. On the evening of November 26th, Kyle went over to his ex-girlfriends to get the rest of his things. A new boyfriend came to the door, and he and Kyle had words. The door was slammed in Kyle's face. Kyle then took the man outside. (The man alleges that Kyle tried to kill him at point blank range.)"
"Kyle then got in his vehicle and proceeded south. The new boyfriend, age 30, followed Kyle and called the police. A newly graduated police officer of two weeks turned his lights on in his car in pursuit of Kyle. Within minutes Kyle crashed his vehicle going 100 miles an hour (this was reported to me – Kyle’s mother, Cynthia Carney - by a police officer). Kyle climbed out the passenger side and then disappeared into the woods."
"The police officer states in his report that he never saw Kyle with a gun, nor did he see Kyle point a gun at him, but he "saw a red flash" then he states, "but I am sure he was trying to kill me" This report can be verified. I sent it to the PTSD Chairwoman who can be contacted."
"My son has been through 3 wars, is a green belt in a Karate, is Cleet Certified (member of law enforcement), and is about 200 lbs of solid muscle. If he wanted to kill someone that evening I am sure he could have accomplished that. No one was physically hurt in the incident except my son. Ironically, Kyle received no injury from the car wreck, however, he received a gash upon his head from being beat up by 4 police officer 3 hours later, when he was found in a low crawl upon the Arkansas River."
Since this incident, Kyle has been in jail, he has lost all of his rights, finances and his job. Currently, Kyle is looking at 81/2 years in prison in Oklahoma.
Kyle made this statement: "Not one day goes by that I don't think of that evening. My intention that evening was simply to go over and get my things, not to hurt anyone. I am sorry for the pain this has caused anyone. I love my country and the people of this country, and would serve this country honorably if called upon again."
Cpl Kyle Carney
Marine Corps Good Conduct Medal,
Sea Service Deployment Ribbon (3rd Award)
Iraq Campaign Medal,
Global War on Terrorism Service Medal,
Global War on Terrorism Expeditionary Medal (Iraq)
National Defense Service Medal,
Certificate of Appreciation
Rifle Marksman Badge
Recruit Training 2003
Marine combat training 2003
Aviation Ordnance man Common Core C1 A1 2003
Aircraft Ordnance Technician 2003
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