Picture of the week
US President Barack Obama presents the Medal of Honor to Army Sergeant First Class Leroy Arthur Petry July 12, 2011
July 14th, 2011
12:00 PM ET

Picture of the week

 U.S. Army Sgt. 1st Class Leroy Petry during a ceremony awarding him the Medal of Honor at the White House July 12, 2011 in Washington, DC.   Petry, who received the medal for his courageous actions during operations in Paktia, Afghanistan, in May 2008, is the second living, active duty service member to be awarded the Medal of Honor for actions in Iraq or Afghanistan.

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  1. steppie


    July 14, 2011 at 12:30 pm |
  2. LNB

    A beautiful but sad picture. Bravo, Sgt. Petry. I only wish you did not have to go through what you and so many others have since 2001. Be safe and I hope the wars end soon. PFC Brennan (combat engineers).

    July 15, 2011 at 3:46 am |