Marine Corps veteran William Kyle Carpenter has been selected as the next Medal of Honor recipient for his heroic actions in Afghanistan.  

Carpenter was severely wounded in 2010 after he intentionally covered a grenade to save the life of his friend, Lance Cpl. Nicholas Eufrazio. 

Both Marines survived the blast, but Carpenter lost his right eye and most of his teeth. His jaw was also shattered and his arm was broken in dozens of places.

This selfless and inspiring act of heroism makes you proud to be an American.

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