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Bridging the Military-Civilian Divide

A Medal of Honor Recipient’s Speech

Retired Master Sergeant Leroy Petry, Medal of Honor recipient, addresses student veterans and the public at University of South Florida.

Retired Master Sergeant Leroy Petry, Medal of Honor recipient, addresses student veterans and the public at University of South Florida.

Recently retired Army Ranger and Medal of Honor recipient Master Sergeant Leroy Petry delivered the main address Nov. 4, 2014 at a ceremony honoring student veterans at the University of South Florida, Tampa, FL. Petry, like many of the student veterans in the audience,  is taking on a new mission, college, starting a business and spending more time with family.

Listen to his full speech delivered before 200 student veterans, faculty, staff and general public who attended the early Veterans Day event:

Petry said in an interview afterward that he’s looking forward to getting on with his civilian life, returning to college and spending more time with his family, especially his youngest son who is still in elementary school.