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In 2010 while serving in Afghanistan, Marine Cpl. Kyle Carpenter dove on a live grenade to save the life of a fellow marine. Today, he is set to receive the nation’s highest honor for valor in combat, the Medal of Honor, to be presented by President Barack Obama at a White House ceremony. The story of a true American hero: http://on.msnbc.com/1ykvQbK

(Photo: Alex Brandon/AP)

In 2010 while serving in Afghanistan, Marine Cpl. Kyle Carpenter dove on a live grenade to save the life of a fellow marine. Today, he is set to receive the nation’s highest honor for valor in combat, the Medal of Honor, to be presented by President Barack Obama at a White House ceremony. The story of a true American hero: http://on.msnbc.com/1ykvQbK

(Photo: Alex Brandon/AP)