Profiles of Courage: Cpl. Kyle Carpenter

On Nov. 21, 2010, Taliban insurgents initiated an attack on Cpl. Kyle Carpenter's squad, part of Company F, 2nd Battalion, 9th Marine Regiment. Carpenter, the squad automatic rifleman for his fire team, and Lance Cpl. Nick Eufrazio were holding a rooftop security position when a hand grenade was thrown their way. Without hesitation, Carpenter reacted, rushing toward the grenade in an attempt to shield his brother-in-arms from its blast.