Wednesday, July 13, 2011

Army Ranger Leroy Petry

Any soldier with the nerve to pick up a live grenade to hurl it from his fellows, as Army Ranger Petry did on May 26, 2008, in Paktya, Afghanistan, is stone cold brave. When that soldier gets a prosthetic hand and signs up for his eighth deployment, he's Army Ranger Leroy Petry, honored by the President with the second Medal of Honor to a living recipient, for the actions honored in the Iraq and Afghanistan Wars. Nine soldiers have been honored, the rest, post-humously. After suffering shrapnel, he noted his missing hand with amazement, and in an interview admitted "I was looking for the blood---wasn't it supposed to come gushing out? But I snapped back to reality, you know, the situation.." He applied his own tourniquet and continued to give orders.

I've seen his story before, on the basis of his advanced prosthesis and his unique story. The New Mexican's birthday is the 29th of this month.

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