Kyle Carpenter, the nation’s youngest living Medal of Honor recipient, will bring his inspiring message of finding purpose in life and living to one’s fullest potential to a special event at Princeton Medical Center (PMC) on Tuesday, October 15.

As a young Marine stationed in Afghanistan in 2010, Carpenter dove onto a live grenade to protect a fellow Marine. Amazingly, he survived the attack and recovered after a dozen surgeries over the course of three years.

He recovered so well, in fact, that he has since finished three marathons, earned his bachelor’s degree in international relations, and become a motivational speaker. Carpenter received the Medal of Honor in 2014 from President Barack Obama.

Carpenter will speak at 7 pm in PMC’s Schreyer Education Center, 1 Plainsboro Road, Plainsboro, N.J.

Admission is free and open to the public, but registration is required. Call 1.888.897.8979 or visit and search keywords Kyle Carpenter.

This event is sponsored by Princeton Health Community Wellness and First Responder Treatment Services, a unique inpatient offering at Princeton House Behavioral Health that provides specialized care for veterans, active military personnel, law enforcement and corrections officers, fire fighters, EMTs, and other first responders.

Carpenter’s memoir — titled You Are Worth It: Building a Life Worth Fighting For — will be published in October. Attendees will receive a free copy of the book.

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