Why is it that the media is glorifying the ‘recovery’ of Lamar Odom who was found nearly dead, on every type of drug and in a whore house, yet they don’t care about the recovery of real heroes like Sgt. 1st Class Leroy Petry?

It just goes to show you how much the media doesn’t care about the people who lay down their lives for their right to report on basketball players who overdose in brothels.

Sgt. 1st Class Leroy Petry’s hand was taken from him by a grenade during a combat operation in Afghanistan on May 26, 2008; he received the Medal of Honor in 2011.

Here is part of Sgt. Petry’s story via

“There was a little bit of a meat skirt, for lack of better words, hanging around the edges. It was oozing. I could see the radius and ulna bone sticking up maybe about half an inch.”


“It was vivid — where I could see the black marks from where the burns were. And a little bit of the dirt and the smell of explosives. I sat up and I grabbed it. And it’s a little strange,” Petry said. “But this is what was in my mind: ‘Why isn’t this thing spraying off into the wind like in Hollywood?'”

After that, the seasoned Army Ranger — who was at the time on his seventh deployment in support of combat operations both in Iraq and Afghanistan — had to take charge of his own situation, and of the young Soldiers whom he led.

At the time of his actions in Afghanistan, Petry was assigned to Company D, 2nd Battalion, 75th Ranger Regiment out of Joint Base Lewis-McChord, Wash. Petry’s actions came as part of a rare daylight raid to capture a high-value target.

“It’s a little out of the norm,” Petry said, of conducting such a mission with the sun over their head. “It’s never a good thing. We don’t like to because our odds are a little lower. But just like any other mission, we said we’re going to go out there and do what we do. Execute the mission.” (Army)

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Sgt. Omar Avila is a wounded warrior, fighter, motivational speaker, and U.S. Infantry Veteran. Follow Omar on: Facebook | Twitter | Instagram

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