Jul 12, 2011

Army Ranger to Receive Medal of Honor

At a White House ceremony later today, Sgt. 1st Class Leroy Petry, an Army Ranger, will become only the second living recipient of the Medal of Honor for the wars in Afghanistan and Iraq.

Petry lost his right hand while throwing a live grenade away from his fellow soldiers.Petry will become the ninth service member to receive the nation's highest award for valor in those conflicts. Until Staff Sgt. Salvatore Giunta was honored with the award last year for his heroism in Afghanistan, the previous awards had been made posthumously. Like Giunta, Petry will be honored for actions while serving in Afghanistan.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Hopefully the President will remember that this hero was alive when presented his CMOH. He wasn't able to recall that he presented one posthumously to the parents of SSG Jared Monti. Talk about an insult!