Watch video of Mississippi Marine’s amazing story after surviving grenade blast to shield fellow soldier

Published 8:07 am Wednesday, December 13, 2023

A Mississippi Marine, who is the youngest living Medal of Honor recipient, recently was honored with the dedication of a supercomputer in his name at the U.S. Army Engineer Research and Development Center in Vicksburg.

Named “Carpenter” in recognition of Cpl. William “Kyle” Carpenter, a native of Flowood, the system was unveiled to the retired Marine and his family during a ribbon cutting and dedication ceremony on Tuesday, December 12, 2023.

While serving in Afghanistan, Kyle and a fellow Marine were manning a rooftop security position when they were attacked by hand grenades. Without thinking, Kyle fearlessly moved toward the grenade and shielded his friend from the deadly blast. He survived the attack and saved his partner’s life.

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Here is a video that details his amazing story of sacrifice and recovery.