He Jumped On a Grenade To Save His Fellow Marines, Are You Proud Of This Young Man?

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When a person enlists in the Armed Forces, they make a commitment to not just defend their country, but sacrifice the own lives in the process if need be. One young hero took his call of duty to the ultimate level when he jumped on a live grenade to save the lives of his fellow comrades. Usually when a solider makes the choice to put himself in the line of danger to protect others, its done at the cost of his own life, but not William Kyle Carpenter. He not only used his body as a shield to save the lives of his fellow Marines, but went on to share his incredible story of selfless courage.



Carpenter 21 years old when he achieved the rank of Lance Corporal and was deployed to Afghanistan in 2010. In the midst of a warzone, live battle was to be expected, and when a grenade landed near one of Carpenter’s comrades, he took no second thought before launching himself on top of the device and absorbing the explosion.

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