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Medal of Honor Recipient Visits CWU

Central Washington University gets a special visit from a war hero today.

Sergeant First Class Leroy Petry visited the campus to help his son Austin enroll in classes for the coming school year.

Petry was on deployment in Afghanistan back in 2008, when he attempted to throw a grenade that landed between him and two other soldiers -- the grenade exploded, saving the soldiers lives, but severing his right hand.

Read more of the KAPP-TV story here.

Story published July 19, 2013