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The annual meeting of the Association of the United States Army (AUSA) supports professional development for service members, civilians, retirees, wounded warriors, veterans and family members. Seminars and presentations focus on the global war on terrorism, the future of the Army's force, expeditionary logistics and actionable intelligence.
Medal of Honor recipient shies from 'hero' label
Monday - 10/10/2011, 2:57pm EDT
Petry, a veteran of eight deployments in Iraq and Afghanistan, joined the Federal Drive with Tom Temin and Amy Morris from the Association of the U.S. Army convention in Washington, D.C.
Petry was honored for his actions during a firefight in Afghanistan in May 2008. Under enemy fire and after being shot in both legs, he was still able to save two of his fellow soldiers by tossing back a live enemy grenade. Petry ended up losing his right arm.
Petry, who is still on active-duty and said he wants to return to Afghanistan, said one of the "toughest questions" for him is dealing with the label of hero.