You Are Worth It

You Are Worth It

Building A Life Worth Fighting for

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""On November 21, 2010, U.S. Marine Lance Corporal Kyle Carpenter was posted atop a building in violent Helmand Province, Afghanistan, when an enemy grenade skittered toward Kyle and fellow Marine Nick Eufrazio. Without hesitation, Kyle chose a path of selfless heroism that few can imagine. He jumped on the grenade, saving Nick but sacrificing himself. One of the year’s most anticipated books, Kyle’s remarkable memoir reveals a central truth that will inspire every reader: Life is worth everything we’ve got. It is the story of how one man became a so-called hero who willingly laid down his life for his brother-in-arms―and equally, it is a story of rebirth, of how Kyle battled back from the gravest challenge to forge a life of joyful purpose. Kyle Carpenter’s heart flatlined three times while being evacuated off the battlefield in Afghanistan. Yet his spirit was unbroken. Severely wounded from head to toe, Kyle lost his right eye as well as most of his jaw. It would take dozens of surgeries and almost three years in and out of the hospital to reconstruct his body. From there, he began the process of rebuilding his life. What he has accomplished in the last nine years is extraordinary: he’s come back a stronger, better, wiser person. In 2014, Kyle was awarded the nation’s highest military decoration, the Medal of Honor, for his “singular act of courage” on that rooftop in Afghanistan, an action which had been reviewed exhaustively by the military. Kyle became the youngest living recipient of the award–and only the second living Marine so honored since Vietnam."--Online description.
Publisher: 2019/10/15
New York : William Morrow, an imprint of HarperCollins Publishers, [2019]
Edition: First edition.
Copyright Date: ©2019
ISBN: 9780062898548
006289854X
Call Number: 958.104 CARPE
HISTORY/World/Middle East
Characteristics: 308 pages, [16] unnumbered pages of plates : color illustrations, map ; 24 cm
Subjects: Carpenter, Kyle, 1989-
Afghan War, 2001- -- Biography.
Marines -- United States -- Biography.
Afghan War, 2001- -- Casualties -- United States.
Medal of Honor -- Biography.
BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY / Military.
SELF-HELP / Personal Growth / Success.
RELIGION / Spirituality.
Additional Contributors: Yaeger, Don - Author
Est. publishing date: 2019/10/15

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