Leroy Petry, an Army Ranger, selflessly saved the lives of three fellow Rangers in battle. Little did he know, that was the beginning of his road to giving back and fostering his passion for helping others. He has no regrets about that day back in 2008, when he lost his right hand by throwing a live grenade away from himself and fellow Rangers. If he didn’t, it would’ve cost them all their lives.
Today, Petry sits on the Association of the U.S. Army board, where he advocates for Soldiers. Right now, his primary focus is on suicide prevention, which has drastically grown since the coronavirus pandemic. In August, he traveled to Kentucky with other wounded Veterans to share their stories, as part of Operation Warrior Call, a project that helps curb suicides in the military.