Here I chat with Medal of Honor Recipient, Kyle Carpenter to hear what pepared him to cover a grenade to save his fellow Marine and what he's learned from his near- death experience.
Kyle, the youngest living Medal of Honor recipient, a war veteran, a young man who nearly died in combat shares his incredible journey and his unique perspective for life that everyone can benefit from. At a young 21, Kyle was serving in Afghanistan when the enemy initiated an attack with hand grenades, one of which landed inside his sandbagged position. Without hesitation, Lance Corporal Carpenter moved toward the grenade in an attempt to shield his fellow Marine from the deadly blast. When the grenade detonated, his body absorbed the brunt of the blast, severely wounding him, but saving the life of his fellow Marine. Kyle's courage and sacrifice will never be forgotten. Kyle is amazing and way more than his medal. He’s a sweet, caring, faithful person that inpires me. I came across Kyle on Instagram ( @chiksdigscars ) and read his book You Are Worth It. It's the kind of book that you highlight the nuggets of inspiration and send to a friend. Trust me his message will encourage you too! Thank you for listening and sharing with a friend.