Military Hero: Sgt. 1st Class Leroy Petry

Army Sgt. 1st Class Leroy Petry received the Medal of Honor in a ceremony July 12 at the White House. Petry, the second living veteran of the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan to receive this honor, lost his hand while throwing a grenade back at attackers in order to save his two companions and himself.

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    Sgt.1st Class Petry shown here shaking hands with President Obama at the Medal of Honor ceremony at the White House.
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    Petry seen far left with members of the Army's 75th Ranger Regiment in Afghanistan.
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    Sgt. Petry seen as a young boy.
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    Petry is seen with his four children Brittany (20), Austin (17), Reagan (14) and Landon (7).
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    Petry with his wife Ashley and son Landon.
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    Sgt. Petry  seen with other members of the 75th Ranger Regiment.
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    Sgt. Petry standing next to an Army Ranger's memorial.
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    Sgt. Petry with other members of the Army's 75th Rangers Regiment.
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    Sgt. Petry recovering at the Landstuhl Regional Medical Center in May 2008.

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    Doctors fitting Petry with prosthetic hand in Tacoma, Washington.
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