Medal of Honor recipient to visit VA Medical Center

CHARLESTON, S.C. (WCIV) --{} An American hero who helped his comrades during a 2008 firefight in Afghanistan and earned the medal of honor, will visit the peninsula Wednesday.

Army First Class Leroy Petry lost his right hand in action back in 2008. He is the ninth service member to have been named a Medal of Honor recipient foractions in Afghanistan or Iraq.

He now works to help wounded service members and their families. He'll continue that work when he heads over to the Charleston Veteran's Affairs Medical Center Wednesday morning.

The visit comes as part of the Citadel's Leadership Day.