Off The Record
Brave Marine Jumps On Grenade To Save Fellow Comrade – Wins Medal Of Honor
If William Kyle Carpenter doesn’t ring a bell, this story is about a true American hero, one that will blow you away.
When Kyle was 21 he earned the rank of Lance Corporal in the Marines and was sent to Afghanistan in 2010.
In the midst of a firefight, a grenade landed next to Kyle and his fellow marine. In a split second, Kyle made a decision that would change his whole life. He jumped on the grenade and used his body as a shield to save his friend.
What he did is the ultimate sacrifice, the one that shows there are greater things to life than us, bigger than the thing we see in front of the mirror.
Without hesitation he made a decision to sacrifice his life so another one could be spared.
It was a miracle that he got out of that explosion alive. His body was covered in shrapnels and his skull and bones were shattered.
That’s not all…
His lungs collapsed, a part of his jaw was missing, and he was declared P.E.A (patient expired on arrival) when he got back to Camp Bastion.
To all logic, Kyle was dead, but to every miracle he survived.
It wasn’t rainbows and sunshines for Kyle. He had to go through years of harsh recovery process. However, for his bravery he was rewarded the Purple Heart as well as Medal of Honor, bestowed upon him by President Barack Obama.
Kyle is now retired from military service and working to get a degree from the University of South California.
It is a story about a true American hero!
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