Army Sgt. 1st Class Leroy A. Petry Joins Hall of Heroes

Department of Defense Photo Essay

  • Defense Secretary Leon E. Panetta, left, meets with Medal of Honor recipient Army Sgt. 1st Class Leroy A. Petry, center, and the 75th Ranger Regiment members with whom Petry served in Afghanistan in the secretary's Pentagon office, July 13, 2011. Panetta thanked the troops for their service and presented coins to each individual.  DOD photo by U.S. Air Force Tech. Sgt. Jacob N. Bailey
  • Defense Secretary Leon E. Panetta shakes hands with Medal of Honor recipient Army Sgt. 1st Class Leroy A. Petry after presenting him with a coin in his Pentagon office, July 13, 2011.  DOD photo by U.S. Air Force Tech. Sgt. Jacob N. Bailey
  • Defense Secretary Leon E. Panetta speaks at a ceremony honoring Medal of Honor recipient Army Sgt. 1st Class Leroy A. Petry as he is inducted into the Hall of Heroes at the Pentagon, July 13, 2011. DOD photo by U.S. Air Force Tech. Sgt. Jacob N. Bailey
  • Defense Secretary Leon E. Panetta speaks at a ceremony honoring Medal of Honor recipient Army Sgt. 1st Class Leroy A. Petry as he is inducted into the Hall of Heroes at the Pentagon, July 13, 2011. DOD photo by U.S. Air Force Tech. Sgt. Jacob N. Bailey
  • Defense Secretary Leon E. Panetta speaks at a ceremony honoring Medal of Honor recipient Army Sgt. 1st Class Leroy A. Petry as he is inducted into the Hall of Heroes at the Pentagon, July 13, 2011. DOD photo by U.S. Air Force Tech. Sgt. Jacob N. Bailey
  • Army Chief of Staff Gen. Martin E. Dempsey speaks during a ceremony inducting Medal of Honor recipient Army Sgt. 1st Class Leroy A. Petry into the Hall of Heroes at the Pentagon, July 13, 2011. DOD photo by U.S. Air Force Tech. Sgt. Jacob N. Bailey
  • Navy Adm. Eric T. Olson, commander of U.S. Special Operations Command, salutes Medal of Honor recipient Army Sgt. 1st Class Leroy A. Petry during a ceremony inducting Petry into the Hall of Heroes at the Pentagon, July 13, 2011. DOD photo by U.S. Air Force Tech. Sgt. Jacob N. Bailey
  • Medal of Honor recipient Army Sgt. 1st Class Leroy A. Petry receives a photo and citation from Army Secretary John McHugh as Defense Secretary Leon E. Panetta and Petry's wife, Ashley, applaud during the Hall of Heroes induction ceremony at the Pentagon, July 13, 2011. DOD photo by U.S. Air Force Tech. Sgt. Jacob N. Bailey
  • Medal of Honor recipient Army Sgt. 1st Class Leroy A. Petry stands next to the Hall of Heroes plaque bearing his name during a ceremony at the Pentagon, July 13, 2011. DOD photo by U.S. Air Force Tech. Sgt. Jacob N. Bailey
  • Medal of Honor recipient Army Sgt. 1st Class Leroy A. Petry stands next to the Hall of Heroes plaque bearing his name during a ceremony at the Pentagon, July 13, 2011. DOD photo by U.S. Air Force Tech. Sgt. Jacob N. Bailey
  • Medal of Honor recipient Army Sgt. 1st Class Leroy A. Petry receives the Medal of Honor flag from Defense Secretary Leon E. Panetta as Secretary of the Army John McHugh applauds during the Hall of Heroes induction ceremony at the Pentagon, July 13, 2011. DOD photo by U.S. Air Force Tech. Sgt. Jacob N. Bailey
  • Medal of Honor recipient Army Sgt. 1st Class Leroy A. Petry receives a standing ovation following his induction into the Hall of Heroes at the Pentagon, July 13, 2011. DOD photo by U.S. Air Force Tech. Sgt. Jacob N. Bailey
  • Medal of Honor recipient Army Sgt. 1st. Class Leroy Petry describes the combat action of May 26, 2008, near Paktya, Afghanistan, in which he distinguished himself by saving the lives of two fellow Rangers, during a press conference after he was inducted into the Hall of Heroes at the Pentagon, July 13, 2011. Petry lost his hand in the 2008 fight, but now uses a state-of-the-art prosthesis.   DOD photo by R.D. Ward