Living 75th Ranger to be Awarded MOH



Sgt. 1st Class Leroy Arthur Petry will be awarded the Medal of Honor by President Obama on July 12, the White House announced Tuesday.

Petry, 31, will be only the second living recipient of the Medal of Honor for actions during the wars in Afghanistan and Iraq. In 2010 Staff Sgt. Sal Giunta, a soldier in the 173rd Airborne Brigade Combat Team, was the first living service member to be awarded the Medal of Honor.

Petry is currently assigned to the 75th Ranger Regiment. He is being awarded for his actions during a May 2008 raid Paktya, Afghanistan.
proud to say I served with him in Aco 2/75 . Congrats SFC Petry well deserved Sua Sponte R.L.T.W.