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Tuesday, July 12, 2011

this made me cry

yes it did...The story of Sgt Leroy Petry, a 31 year old army soldier who was today awarded the Medal of Honor at a White House ceremony.

Sgt Petry has been deployed 8 times to Iraq and Afghanistan. That isn't a misprint, 8 times. The 7th time he and his unit were under fire and he was shot in both legs. After he was shot, he grabbed an enemy grenade in order to save a couple of soldiers nearby. As he threw it back it went off, blowing off one of his hands.

After this happened, he still chose to re-up with the army. He has since returned to Afghanistan for the 8th time. He has a prosthetic hand and on the hand there is a metal plate with all of the names of those in his unit who have been killed.....and that's what made me cry. Don't forget them.

3 comments:

jon said...

A real American Hero!

Sara said...

God bless him, and thank you for bringing it to our attention!

ERP said...

I was bowled over by that story too- just like I am whenever I read how someone got the medal of honor.