Sgt. First Class Leroy Petry to receive Medal of Honor tomorrow.

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.

http://articles.latimes.com/2011/jun/10/nation/la-na-medal-of-honor-20110610

Here is his profile on the Army’s MOH site.

http://www.army.mil/medalofhonor/petry/

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Repose, wake, Mass set for longtime West Seattleite Joe Butzerin

A Requiem Mass will be held for (former First Lt.) Joe Butzerin at Holy Rosary Catholic Church at 10:30 am on Monday, July 11th. Starting Friday, July 8, at noon, Joe will be in repose at the Butzerin home at 4903 SW Hill Street, where visitors will be welcome at any time. A wake will be held on Saturday at 7:00 pm.

Originally posted on the West Seattle Blog

http://westseattleblog.com/2011/07/repose-wake-mass-set-for-longtime-west-seattleite-joe-butzerin

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