In 2009, Dakota Meyer made five death-defying forays into a heavy-fire zone in Afghanistan’s Ganjgal Valley to save American and Afghan troops.
On Thursday, he’ll be in a friendly spot — the White House, where he’ll receive the Medal of Honor for his battlefield heroics.
In honor of Sgt. 1st Class Leroy Petry being awarded the Medal of Honor, I’ve attached a link to the Congressional Medal of Honor Society . Sgt Petry is only the 9th recipent of this esteemed honor since the Iraq and Afghanistan wars began. Here are the other eight.
An Army Ranger from New Mexico who lost his hand throwing a grenade away from two fellow soldiers in Afghanistan will become one of only two living service members awarded the elite Medal of Honor in the current round of conflicts, Army officials said Thursday.
Sgt. 1st Class Leroy Petry, who will receive the nation’s highest award for valor from President Obama on July 12, continued to bark orders at his junior enlistees even as he was being bandaged at the scene of a 45-minute fight with insurgents, members of his unit told reporters.
Here is his profile on the Army’s MOH site.