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MOH to be awarded to Army Ranger

Discussion in 'Off Topic' started by Kevatc, May 31, 2011.

  1. Kevatc

    Kevatc Oregon Well-Known Member

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    Army Ranger to be awarded Medal of Honor - News - Stripes

    WASHINGTON -- An Army Ranger who lost his right hand and suffered shrapnel wounds after throwing an armed grenade away from his fellow Soldiers will be the second living Medal of Honor Recipient from the conflicts in Iraq and Afghanistan.
     
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  2. salmonriverjohn

    salmonriverjohn N.W Oregon coast, Gods country Well-Known Member

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    This man of honor is a true hero, and as such deserves the medal and all that it represents. Even after being shot through both legs and taking shrapnel wounds from another grenade, he still placed the lives of his fellow soldiers ahead of his and through his own selfless act, he saved the lives of others. This is what we have today in our armed forces, Men that choose to serve in an all volunteer role. Men that put their private lives on hold for something they deem more important than self. Men like this are our future, and it makes me proud to know that they are our children and that the greatest generation has not faded away. They are among us yet, and through the action of this young man and others like him, we see our future. A future that remains strong and hopeful. As long as men like this stand when duty calls, there will always heros among us.
    God bless our troops, God bless America and God bless Sgt. Petry.:flag:
     
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  3. svxr8dr

    svxr8dr Vancouver, WA OathKeeper #004404

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    RLTW!
     
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  4. jbett98

    jbett98 NW Oregon Bronze Supporter Bronze Supporter

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    Men like this, are the ones who should be running this country.
     
  5. Artilleryman

    Artilleryman Originally from the central midwest but have reloc Active Member

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    HOOAH!!!