In my volunteer work for the Diocese of Knoxville, I was asked to videotape a very special event today, when Sacred Heart Cathedral School was visited by not just one, but two Medal of Honor recipients.
Please note: one does not say a person "won" the Medal of Honor. It is awarded, or rather, earned - literally, with blood, seat, and tears.
Ssgt. Ty Carter and MSgt, Leroy Petry arrived via helicopter, landing on the school's lawn. As I said, I was shooting video but I also got some still shots, mostly of MSgt. Petry since I followed him into a classroom after a school assembly. I admit, I wanted to because he is a retired Army Ranger and my Dad was one of the original Rangers. What a sweetheart he was with the kids.
Man, I met two REAL heroes today!
Let me share some of my stills:
|He can make that hand swivel 36 degrees - which really impressed a lot of kids.|