- Category : 1979-births
- Type : PE
- Profile : 5/1 - Heretical / Investigator
- Definition : Split - Small (10,20,22,25,45,48)
- Incarnation Cross : LAX The Alpha 1
United States Army soldier who received the U.S. military's highest decoration, the Medal of Honor, for his actions in Afghanistan in 2008 during Operation Enduring Freedom.
On 26 May 2008, during his seventh deployment, Petry was a member of a team on a mission to capture a Taliban target in Paktia Province. Despite being wounded in both legs by gunfire, Petry continued to fight and give orders. When a grenade landed between him and two other soldiers, Petry grabbed it and attempted to throw it away from them. He saved the soldiers' lives but the grenade exploded, severing his right hand.
Petry became the second recent living recipient of the medal for the war in Afghanistan on 12 July 2011 when he received the award from U.S. President Barack Obama. Opting to reenlist in spite of his injury, Petry remained on active duty in the U.S. Army until his retirement on 29 July 2014.