Leroy Petry Biography

Sergeant First Class Petry is a U.S. Army Soldier of the 75th Ranger Regiment and has served eight tours, two tours to Iraq and six tours to Afghanistan. On May 26th, 2008, as a squad leader conducting a daylight raid on a high value Taliban target, Leroy put his fellow soldiers over himself and attempted to throw an enemy hand grenade away from his fellow soldiers. As a result Leroy lost his right hand.

When asked if he regrets his decision he says, “I probably would have grabbed it with my left hand.” Leroy is an American Hero and an example of Bravery and Courage for us all.