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New Mexico native inducted into Army Ranger Hall of Fame

Retired U.S. Army Master Sergeant Leroy Petry has been inducted into the Class of 2017 Army Ranger Hall of Fame. In 2008, the New Mexico native earned the Medal of Honor for his heroic actions while on duty in Afghanistan. (File Photo - Courtesy: U.S. Army)

Retired Army Master Sergeant Leroy Petry is many things. He’s a father, war hero, Medal of Honor recipient and now a member of the U.S. Army Ranger Hall of Fame.

The Santa Fe, New Mexico native was among 17 Rangers inducted during ceremony this week at Fort Benning, Georgia.

The Class of 2017 includes veterans ranging from World War II up to Afghanistan and Iraq. According to a report in the Army Times, several of the Hall of Famers were in the Battle of Mogadishu which was featured in the movie, “Black Hawk Down.”

Petry earned the Medal of Honor in 2008 in Afghanistan. That’s when he was credited with saving the lives of his fellow Rangers by grabbing a live grenade and attempting to throw it. Petry lost his right hand during the incident.

Joining Petry in the Class of 2017 are:

•Retired Sgt. Maj. Tyrone Adderly.

•Retired Command Sgt. Maj. Frank Ashe.

•Retired 1st Sgt. Herbert Baugh.

•Retired 1st Sgt. Ronald Grenier.

•Retired Master Sgt. Gilbert Howland.

•Staff Sgt. Ronnie Imel.

•Retired Command Sgt. Maj. Richard Lamb.

•Retired Maj. Larry Moores,

•Retired Brig. Gen. Craig Nixon

•Retired Navy Lt. Tommy Norris.

•Retired 1st Sgt. Mike Ramsey.

•Retired Sgt. Maj. John Roy.

•Retired Chaplain (Maj.) Jeff Struecker.

•Retired Command Sgt. Maj. Charles Thompson.

•Retired Lt. Gen. John Vines.

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