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Kyle Beattie: ‘I’ve seen some absolutely ridiculous things’

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Kyle Beattie can’t remember the moment that earned him his Purple Heart.

Enlisted in the U.S. Army and deployed overseas, the 24-year-old soldier lost consciousness when the truck he was riding in was blown up in Baghdad, Iraq, in 2009. From there, he was told the nearest vehicle rushed him, suffering from a severe head injury and bruised ribs, to base. The next thing he knew, he woke up on a stretcher.

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