Marine veteran Kyle Carpenter receives Medal of Honor

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WASHINGTON, D.C. – A Marine Corps veteran whose incredible courage saved a fellow Marine received the nation’s highest military honor Thursday. President Obama presented the Medal of Honor to William “Kyle” Carpenter.

In November 2010, Carpenter jumped on a live grenade during a firefight with the Taliban in Afghanistan.

Carpenter lost his right eye, most of his jaw and suffered a collapsed lung. He was briefly declared dead by medics, but he somehow survived.

Carpenter is now a student at the University of South Carolina.

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