Young Soldier Who Shielded Friend From Grenade Will Receive The Medal Of Honor

South Carolina native William Kyle Carpenter is a 24-year-old medically retired corporal who was severely wounded in a grenade attack in Afghanistan during November of 2010. He and his friend were standing guard on a rooftop when Carpenter intentionally covered a grenade to save the life of his friend. Carpenter doesn’t exactly remember what happened due to the trauma of the blast, but it’s been a long road to recovery. He lost his right eye and most of his teeth, with a shattered jaw and multiple fractures in his right arm. Soon this act of bravery will be honored with the national’s highest combat valor award.

Read more about this incredible story from WLTX19 in Columbia, South Carolina, here.

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