Middle East

July 12, 2011

Army Ranger receives Medal of Honor

Army Sgt. 1st Class Leroy Petry could have sought cover four years ago when a grenade landed near him and two of his fellow soldiers, all of them caught in an Afghanistan compound full of insurgents. That's what every soldier is trained to do. But he didn't. Petry picked the grenade up and threw it just as it exploded.

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