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/

About Joe Schmitz

Joe Schmitz has been involved in equipment leasing and finance for over two decades. Joe has a special area of expertise in the fitness industry, having placed funding in excess of 100 million dollars for small to medium sized health clubs, Joe has also funded general equipment projects throughout the United States. Currently one of approximately 200 Certified Lease Professionals (CLP) in the United States.
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