I watched a profile on the newest Congressional Medal of Honor winner, Sergeant First Class Leroy Petry. As you listened to his citation, which included continuing to direct his men after being shot in both legs, hit with grenade shrapnel, throwing another enemy grenade back seconds before it exploded while his hand was blown off, applying medical aid to himself and protecting his men, you can’t help but shed a tear of respect for this man’s bravery.
Sergeant Petry had completed 7 tours of duty in Iraq and Afghanistan. After rehabilitation and fitted with a prosthetic, he reinlisted and recently completed an 8th tour.
For more information on CMOH recipients go to http://www.cmohs.org/