Army Ranger Receives Medal of Honor

Department of Defense Photo Essay

  • President Barack Obama and embraces the grandmother of Army Sgt. 1st Class Leroy Petry,, 75th Ranger Regiment, prior to a Medal of Honor presentation ceremony at the White House, July 12, 2011.   Army photo by D. Myles Cullen
  • President Barack Obama and Army Sgt. 1st Class Leroy Petry make their way into the East Room for a Medal of Honor presentation ceremony at the White House, July 12, 2011.   Army photo by D. Myles Cullen
  • President Barack Obama speaks during Army Sgt. 1st Class Leroy A. Petry's Medal of Honor award ceremony at the White House July 12, 2011. Petry received the Medal of Honor for his courageous actions during combat operations in Afghanistan, May 26, 2008.  Army photo by Staff Sgt. Teddy Wade
  • The surviving family members of Army Spc. Christopher Gathercole stand after being acknowledged by President Barack Obama during Army Sgt. 1st Class Leroy Petry's Medal of Honor ceremony in Washington D.C., July 12, 2011. Gathercole was killed in Afghanistan in the same attack for which Petry received his Medal of Honor.   Army photo by D. Myles Cullen
  • Army Sgt. 1st Class Leroy Arthur Petry applauds during a ceremony at the White House in Washington, D.C. on July 12, 2011.  Army Photo by Spc. David M. Sharp
  • President Barack Obama makes remarks about Army Sgt. 1st Class Leroy Petry's heroic action during a Medal of Honor ceremony at the White House in Washington, D.C., July 12, 2011.   Army photo by D. Myles Cullen
  • Army Sgt. 1st Class Leroy Petry listens to a description of his actions by President Barack Obama during a Medal of Honor ceremony at the White House in Washington, D.C., July 12, 2011.  Army photo by D. Myles Cullen
  • President Barack Obama stands at attention prior to presenting the Medal of Honor to Army Sgt. 1st Class Leroy Petry at the White House in Washington, D.C., July 12, 2011.   Army photo by D. Myles Cullen
  • President Barack Obama awards the Medal of Honor to Army Sgt. 1st Class Leroy Arthur Petry at the White House in Washington, D.C. on July 12, 2011.  Army Photo by Spc. David M. Sharp
  • President Barack Obama awards Army Sgt. 1st Class Leroy Petry the Medal of Honor at the White House in Washington, D.C., July 12, 2011.   Army photo by D. Myles Cullen
  • Army Sgt. 1st Class Leroy embraces his wife, Ashely, after he received the Medal of Honor at the White House in Washington, D.C., July 12, 2011.   Army photo by D. Myles Cullen
  • Friends of Army Sgt. 1st Class Leroy Arthur Petry inspect the Medal of Honor he received at the White House in Washington, D.C., July 12, 2011.   Army photo by D. Myles Cullen