Petry, Leroy

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Name
Petry, Leroy Gender: M
Leroy Arthur Petry
born on 29 July 1979 at 12:53 (= 12:53 PM )
Place Santa Fe, New Mexico, 35n41, 105w56
Timezone MDT h6w (is daylight saving time)
Data source
News report
Rodden Rating A
Collector: Scholfield
Astrology data s_su.18.gif s_leocol.18.gif 06°03' s_mo.18.gif s_libcol.18.gif 08°19 Asc.s_libcol.18.gif 28°14'



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Leroy Petry (2011)

Biography

United States Army soldier who received the U.S. military's highest decoration, the Medal of Honor, for his actions in Afghanistan in 2008 during Operation Enduring Freedom.

On 26 May 2008, during his seventh deployment, Petry was a member of a team on a mission to capture a Taliban target in Paktia Province. Despite being wounded in both legs by gunfire, Petry continued to fight and give orders. When a grenade landed between him and two other soldiers, Petry grabbed it and attempted to throw it away from them. He saved the soldiers' lives but the grenade exploded, severing his right hand.

Petry became the second recent living recipient of the medal for the war in Afghanistan on 12 July 2011 when he received the award from U.S. President Barack Obama. Opting to reenlist in spite of his injury, Petry remained on active duty in the U.S. Army until his retirement on 29 July 2014.


Link to Wikipedia biography

Events

  • Health : Violent trauma 26 May 2008 (Exploding grenade severed right hand)
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  • Work : Gain social status 12 July 2011 (Medal of Honor)
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Source Notes

Sy Scholfield provided birth report, The Santa Fe New Mexican, 19 August 1979, page 15.

Categories

  • Family : Childhood : Order of birth (Third of five sons)
  • Vocation : Military : Combat
  • Vocation : Military : Honors (Medal of Honor)
  • Vocation : Military : Military career
  • Vocation : Military : Military service
  • Vocation : Military : Wounded
  • Notable : Famous : Top 5% of Profession