Amanda

By Amanda

LifeBuzz Staff

He Dived On A Grenade To Save His Comrades, His Story Gave Me Goosebumps.

There are thousands of stories just like Kyle Carpenter's: A young soldier gets deployed to a war zone, only to arrive back in the states after he's suffered some kind of horrific injury. It's tragic, and difficult to accept for everyone.

But Kyle Carpenter isn't just a regular soldier, and his tragedy sits apart from the rest. He survived something that most of us wouldn't, and after he did, he managed to maintain a positive outlook on his new life. Read more of his story below, and prepare to be inspired.

William Kyle Carpenter was 19 years old when he enlisted in the Marine Corps.

At age 21, he was deployed to Afghanistan.

At age 21, he was deployed to Afghanistan.

Marine Corps

On November 21st of that year, Carpenter threw himself onto a live grenade to protect the life of his fellow soldier.

The explosion left him with shattered facial bones, a missing right eye, extensive damage to his right arm, a depressed skull fracture, and a collapsed right lung.

The explosion left him with shattered facial bones, a missing right eye, extensive damage to his right arm, a depressed skull fracture, and a collapsed right lung.

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Carpenter was given a Purple Heart Medal for his bravery.

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