Don Yaeger is a former associate editor for "Sports Illustrated".
He is the author of seven books and coauthor of the "New York Times"
bestseller "Under the Tarnished Dome" and the critically acclaimed
"Pros and Cons: The Criminals Who Play in the NFL".
Kyle Carpenter was born in Jackson, Mississippi, in 1989. He enlisted in the U.S. Marine Corps in 2009 and served as a Squad Automatic Weapon gunner in Helmand Province, Afghanistan, as part of Operation Enduring Freedom. In June 2014, Carpenter was awarded the Medal of Honor, and in 2017, he graduated from the University of South Carolina with a BA in international studies.