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Land of the Free Foundation is pleased to announce that Medal of Honor recipient Sgt. 1st Class, Leroy Petry will be our guest of Honor and Speaker at this year’s Land of the Free Foundation Golf Classic Dinner.  During an extremely close and violent engagement with a well-armed enemy, Staff Sergeant Petry was wounded in both legs.  He engaged the enemy with a grenade, providing cover to a fellow Ranger and calling for a second.  The enemy maneuvered closer and launched grenades, one of which landed among the three Rangers and Staff Sergeant Petry.  Despite his serious leg wounds, Staff Sergeant Petry unhesitatingly moved to the grenade, grabbed it to throw it away from the vicinity.  The grenade detonated as Petry released it, amputating Petry's right hand at the wrist and further injuring him with multiple shrapnel wounds.  His act saved the other Rangers from serious injury.  Staff Sergeant Petry will be our honored guest at this year’s event and share with us a piece of his story.


- Edward P. Roski, Jr., John Semcken III, & Kent Valley