President Obama visited the 10th Mountain Division at Fort Drum in New York today. During his remarks, Obama mixed up two war heroes, Sergeant First Class Jared C. Monti who was awarded the Medal of Honor posthumously and Staff Sergeant Sal Giunta, who was awarded the Medal of Honor by the president in person this past November.
Sgt. 1st Class Leroy Arthur Petry is someone you should know. Petry will be awarded the Medal of Honor for his courageous actions in Afghanistan on May 26, 2008 – just more than three years ago – when he lost his right hand and suffered shrapnel wounds after he tossed a live grenade away from himself to protect platoon members during combat operations.
I post this because you need to know. It is a well done piece with actual video of the ambush that took the life of Sergeant Josh Brennan and the courageous action Sergeant Sal Giunta took to save his life. I was stunned. It is, as he says, the kind of courage all in the US military have. Read more