My cousin, Leroy A. Petry, is an Army Ranger who lost his right hand during a battle in Afghanistan. On July 12, during a ceremony at the White House, he will receive the Medal of Honor for his courageous actions — he saved two other soldiers — during that battle. This is the story of my experiences in Washington, D.C., to be there with family when "our hero" receives the military's highest honor.
Wednesday, July 13, 2011
Photo credit: Charles Dharapak/Associated Press
Here's a link to a photo gallery from the Washington Post. Good stuff.