Kyle Carpenter war hero and Medal of Honor recipient. When being faced with the task of deciding who I would interview if I could interview anyone I struggled to think of who I’d pick.
I could have picked an actor, a sports player or a musician but after some heavy thinking I decided on a man whose act of selflessness has inspired me and many other Americans.
Lance Corporal Kyle Carpenter was a marine who was stationed in Afghanistan. Carpenter and his squad were under heavy gunfire from the Taliban. Carpenter and one of his friends were both on the roof of a building firing at the enemy when suddenly a grenade landed on the roof. Without any hesitation Carpenter jumped on the grenade to save his friend. He suffered serious injuries to his face and right arm. It’s a miracle that he survived the blast. In 2014 he was awarded the Medal of Honor from president Obama.
If I were to sit down and talk to him I would want to know about his life in Afghanistan. I would also like to know about how he recovered from his injuries and how it feels to receive the Medal of Honor.