Brave soldier jumps on a grenade risking his life to save his fellow marine

Whether you have heard of the name William Kyle Carpenter in the past you will most certainly discover it now, as this brave marine is being referred to as an American hero.

Kyle earned the rank of Lance Corporal in the United States Marines at the tender age of 21. He was deployed to the was in Afghanistan in 2010.

A grenade landed close to Kyle and another soldier while fighting during a firefight. Kyle immediately jumped into action without a second thought.

That split-second decision spoke volumes over Kyle’s strength, which would ultimately change his life forever. Since used his body as a shield in order to rescue his friend by jumping on the grenade.

He spared his fellow Marine life while sacrificing his own.

Following the explosion he suffered devastating injuries as a result. The bones in his face and skull was shattered to pieces while his body was riddled with shrapnel. In addition to those injuries Kyle also lost part of his jaw, one of his lungs collapsed. When he was brought back to Camp Bastion he was declared P.E.A (patient expired on arrival).

Kyle somehow miraculously survived this horrific ordeal.

Kyle was forced to undergo forty different surgeries during the next two years. For his bravery he was awareed the Purple Heart along with becoming a recipient of the prestigious Medal of Honor, which was bestowed upon him by President Barack Obama.

Kyle is now retired from the military service and aims to obtain a degree from the University of South Carolina.

Take a look at the video below for more details on Kyle’s story:

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