Blog >> Santa Fe's Leroy Petry

  • Leroy Arthur Petry, a Santa Fe native, was awarded the Medal of Honor on July 12, 2011. In a White House ceremony presided by President Obama the Army Sgt. 1st Class was nominated for his bravery in a firefight in Afghanistan on May 26, 2008, where he lost his lower right arm in a grenade explosion helping to save members in his platoon. He served for 28 months in eight deployments to Iraq and Afghanistan.