SANTA FE (KRQE) - Leroy Petry, the New Mexico hero who lost his hand while saving his fellow comrades in combat, will soon be honored in a big way.
Soon a bridge in Santa Fe County will bear the name of Army Sergeant First Class Leroy Petry.
Santa Fe will also be unveiling a statute next week in his honor.
Petry, a Santa Fe native, received the Medal of Honor for throwing back a live grenade that had been tossed at him and fellow soldiers while serving in Afghanistan in 2008.
The grenade detonated, taking his right hand at the wrist.
He also suffered shrapnel injuries.
The statute will be unveiled Monday outside city hall.
The bridge dedication is planned for Tuesday.
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