Retired Marine Cpl. Kyle Carpenter, who received the Medal of Honor at the White House last week, entered the home stretch of a week on the road with an appearance on the Late Show with David Letterman in New York last night.
Carpenter, who showed up sharp in his dress blues with his medal at his collar, revealed to Letterman that he had driven home from class to receive the call from President Barack Obama congratulating him on his award. Then, he had gone back to class.
“I’m sorry I’m late, professor, I just got a call from the president,” Letterman teased.
“I’m not saying it was easy to focus,” Carpenter responded.
Watch the whole segment above.