Lance Cpl. Kyle Carpenter takes part of the first corporals course for wounded warriors at the Walter Reed National Military Medical Center Bethesda, Maryland.
Carpenter will receive the medal from President Barack Obama for conspicuous gallantry for his courageous actions while serving as an Automatic Rifleman with Company F, 2d Battalion, 9th Marines, Regimental Combat Team 1, 1st Marine Division (Forward), I Marine Expeditionary Force (Forward), in Helmand Province, Afghanistan., June 19, 2014.
He will receive the medal for injuries he sustained on Nov. 21, 2010, while attempting to shield a Marine from an enemy hand grenade. Carpenter's body absorbed the brunt of the blast, severely injuring him, but saving the life of his fellow Marine.
He will be the eighth living recipient of the Medal of Honor for actions in Iraq or Afghanistan.