"COLUMBIA, S.C.— A Marine who threw himself on a grenade during a Taliban attack in Afghanistan to save a comrade's life will receive the Medal of Honor Thursday from President Obama.
Retired Marine corporal William Kyle Carpenter, 24, sustained major injuries, including the loss of his right eye. After a long recovery at Walter Reed National Military Medical Center, he's now attending the University of South Carolina.
WLTX-TV spoke with Carpenter about the moments after the attack in 2010 and what it's like to be recognized for his sacrifice. Here is an edited version of the conversation:"
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