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.