• President Barack Obama and Army Sgt. 1st Class Leroy Petry make their way into the East Room for a Medal of Honor presentation ceremony at the White House, July 12, 2011.

    Heading to the East Room

    President Barack Obama and Army Sgt. 1st Class Leroy Petry make their way into the East Room for a Medal of Honor presentation ceremony at the White House, July 12, 2011.

  • President Barack Obama hugs Bertha Petry, the grandmother of Sgt. 1st Class Leroy Arthur Petry, U.S. Army, in the Blue Room of the White House, July 12, 2011. The President later awarded Sgt. 1st Class Petry, left, the Medal of Honor for his courageous actions during combat operations against an armed enemy in Paktya, Afghanistan, in May 2008.

    President Barack Obama hugs Bertha Petry

    President Barack Obama hugs Bertha Petry, the grandmother of Sgt. 1st Class Leroy Arthur Petry, U.S. Army, in the Blue Room of the White House, July 12, 2011. The President later awarded Sgt. 1st Class Petry, left, the Medal of Honor for his courageous...

  • The surviving family members of Army Spc. Christopher Gathercole stand after being acknowledged by President Barack Obama during Army Sgt. 1st Class Leroy Petry's Medal of Honor ceremony in Washington D.C., July 12, 2011. Gathercole was killed in Afghanistan in the same attack for which Petry received his Medal of Honor.

    Medal of Honor ceremony

    The surviving family members of Army Spc. Christopher Gathercole stand after being acknowledged by President Barack Obama during Army Sgt. 1st Class Leroy Petry's Medal of Honor ceremony in Washington D.C., July 12, 2011. Gathercole was killed in...

  • Army Sgt. 1st Class Leroy Arthur Petry applauds during a ceremony at the White House in Washington, D.C. on July 12, 2011.

    Sgt. 1st Class Leroy Arthur Petry applauds

    Army Sgt. 1st Class Leroy Arthur Petry applauds during a ceremony at the White House in Washington, D.C. on July 12, 2011.

  • Army Sgt. 1st Class Leroy Petry listens to a description of his actions by President Barack Obama during a Medal of Honor ceremony at the White House in Washington, D.C., July 12, 2011.

    Sgt. 1st Class Leroy Petry

    Army Sgt. 1st Class Leroy Petry listens to a description of his actions by President Barack Obama during a Medal of Honor ceremony at the White House in Washington, D.C., July 12, 2011.

  • President Barack Obama makes remarks about Army Sgt. 1st Class Leroy Petry's heroic action during a Medal of Honor ceremony at the White House in Washington, D.C., July 12, 2011.

    President Barack Obama

    President Barack Obama makes remarks about Army Sgt. 1st Class Leroy Petry's heroic action during a Medal of Honor ceremony at the White House in Washington, D.C., July 12, 2011.

  • President Barack Obama stands at attention prior to presenting the Medal of Honor to Army Sgt. 1st Class Leroy Petry at the White House in Washington, D.C., July 12, 2011.

    Standing at attention

    President Barack Obama stands at attention prior to presenting the Medal of Honor to Army Sgt. 1st Class Leroy Petry at the White House in Washington, D.C., July 12, 2011.

  • President Barack Obama awards Army Sgt. 1st Class Leroy Petry the Medal of Honor at the White House in Washington, D.C., July 12, 2011.

    Medal presentation

    President Barack Obama awards Army Sgt. 1st Class Leroy Petry the Medal of Honor at the White House in Washington, D.C., July 12, 2011.

  • President Barack Obama awards the Medal of Honor to Army Sgt. 1st Class Leroy Arthur Petry at the White House in Washington, D.C. on July 12, 2011.

    Medal of Honor presentation

    President Barack Obama awards the Medal of Honor to Army Sgt. 1st Class Leroy Arthur Petry at the White House in Washington, D.C. on July 12, 2011.

  • Medal of Honor recipient Sgt. 1st Class Leroy A. Petry receives a standing ovation from President Barack Obama and guests in the east room of the White House, July 12, 2011.

    Petry receives the Medal of Honor

    Medal of Honor recipient Sgt. 1st Class Leroy A. Petry receives a standing ovation from President Barack Obama and guests in the east room of the White House, July 12, 2011.

  • A shot of Sgt. 1st Class Petry's uniform, now with the Medal of Honor.

    PETRY

    A shot of Sgt. 1st Class Petry's uniform, now with the Medal of Honor.

  • Army Sgt. 1st Class Leroy embraces his wife, Ashely, after he received the Medal of Honor at the White House in Washington, D.C., July 12, 2011.

    The Petrys embrace

    Army Sgt. 1st Class Leroy embraces his wife, Ashely, after he received the Medal of Honor at the White House in Washington, D.C., July 12, 2011.

  • Friends of Army Sgt. 1st Class Leroy Arthur Petry inspect the Medal of Honor he received at the White House in Washington, D.C., July 12, 2011.

    Medal of Honor

    Friends of Army Sgt. 1st Class Leroy Arthur Petry inspect the Medal of Honor he received at the White House in Washington, D.C., July 12, 2011.

  • Sgt. 1st Class Leroy Petry looking at the Medal of Honor that was presented to him just a short time before.

    Medal of Honor

    Sgt. 1st Class Leroy Petry looking at the Medal of Honor that was presented to him just a short time before.

On July 12, 2011, President Barack Obama presented Sgt. 1st Class Leroy A. Petry with the Medal of Honor for his heroic actions during battle in 2008 in Afghanistan.

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