Medal of Honor

U.S. Army Sgt. 1st Class Leroy A. Petry, center, receives the Medal of Honor from President Barack Obama during a ceremony at the White House July 12, 2011. Petry received the award for his actions during combat operations against an armed enemy in Paktia province, Afghanistan, May 26, 2008. (DoD photo by Spc. David M. Sharp

U.S. Army Sgt. 1st Class Leroy A. Petry, center, receives the Medal of Honor from President Barack Obama during a ceremony at the White House July 12, 2011. Petry received the award for his actions during combat operations against an armed enemy in Paktia province, Afghanistan, May 26, 2008. (DoD photo by Spc. David M. Sharp)