Kyle Carpenter is an American former marine, bestselling author, and motivational speaker. Kyle joined the Marine Corps at the tender age of 19. He was assigned to the Fox Company, 2nd Battalion, 9th Marines, and posted in Afghanistan in 2010. On November 21, 2010, Kyle, who was 21 back then, was manning a rooftop security post in the Helmand Province, with a fellow marine named Nick Eufrazio. The enemies hurled a grenade that landed on the roof, but Kyle lunged and saved Nick, while injuring himself badly in the process. The blast blew apart Kyle’s right eye and part of his jaw, and caused multiple fractures and injuries. He was in coma for 5 weeks and recovered after almost 3 years, following multiple surgeries. After retiring from the Marines in 2013, Kyle received the Medal of Honor from former U.S. president Barack Obama, in 2014. In 2019, Kyle published his autobiographical book You Are Worth It: Building a Life Worth Fighting For, co-written with Don Yaeger. Kyle has been part of several fundraisers and now posts motivational and travel videos on YouTube.