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Kyle Carpenter        

Retired U.S. Marine, Youngest Living Medal of Honor Recipient, Author, "You Are Worth It: Building a Life Worth Fighting For"

One month after his 21st birthday, William “Kyle” Carpenter was in Marjah, Afghanistan on a hot, dusty rooftop with his fellow Marine and friend on post. In a blink of an eye, Carpenter was disoriented from an enemy grenade blast as the blood loss began to take his consciousness. He died once on the medical evacuation, again at the first hospital and a third time at Walter Reed, but five weeks after that morning on the roof, Carpenter opened his eyes in Washington, D.C. and began his second chance.

In 2014, Carpenter was awarded the Medal of Honor by President Barack Obama, becoming the youngest living Medal of Honor recipient. In 2019, Carpenter released his first memoir, You Are Worth It: Building A Life Worth Fighting For, in hopes of the book encouraging his readers to become their best selves in the time they've been given.

Since that rooftop in 2010, Carpenter has made it his mission to never take a moment for granted and to life his life to the fullest. He believes in jumping out of airplanes, running marathons, taking chances and doing anything that makes his heart pound in his chest. Today, Carpenter travels the world as a motivational speaker for military and civilian audiences, sharing his story of courage, sacrifice and perseverance.

News


Marine vet who took grenade blast to receive Medal of Honor - CNN ...

William "Kyle" Carpenter, a Marine who took a grenade blast in Afghanistan, will receive the Medal of Honor, the White House says.

Medal of Honor recipient Kyle Carpenter celebrated at White House ...

President Obama awarded the Medal of Honor on Thursday to Marine Cpl. William Kyle Carpenter, celebrating the veteran's heroism and the modern medical ...

Inside the Painstaking Recovery Process of a Medal of Honor Marine

The thick steel body of the grenade flexed and swelled before exploding and tearing flesh and bone from Lance Corporal Kyle Carpenter's face. The date was  ...

The Latest: Attorney says Medal of Honor winner Kyle Carpenter ...

The latest developments in the hit-and-run charges against Medal of Honor winner Kyle Carpenter (all times local): 4:30 p.m..

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