A Joint Base Lewis-McChord Ranger is set to become the second living service member to earn a Medal of Honor for his actions in the wars of Iraq and Afghanistan.
Sgt. 1st Class Leroy Arthur Petry, 31, lost his right hand while throwing a live grenade away from his fellow Rangers during a daylight operation in Paktya, Afghanistan on May 26, 2008.
Petry was already wounded. His actions saved the lives of at least two other Rangers who were with him on the mission, the Army says.
At the time, he was serving with Lewis-McChord’s D Company, 2nd Battalion, 75th …