More on SFC L.A. Petry, to receive the Medal of Honor

Recognizing the threat that the enemy grenade posed to his fellow Rangers, Petry — despite his own wounds and with complete disregard for his personal safety — consciously and deliberately risked his life to move to and secure the live enemy grenade and consciously throw the grenade away from his fellow Rangers, according to battlefield reports.

As Petry released the grenade in the direction of the enemy, preventing the serious injury or death of Higgins and Robinson, it detonated and catastrophically amputated his right hand.

 

 

via Army.mil Article: Wounded Soldier to receive Medal of Honor for action in Afghanistan.

1 thought on “More on SFC L.A. Petry, to receive the Medal of Honor”

  1. Instinct and guts..

    I’m only surprised if the det. was close enough to mangle his hand that he didn’t receive severe facial, chest wounds, etc.

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