“You did your duty above and beyond and you kept the faith”
On Sept 15, 2011, Dakota Meyer became the first living Marine to be recognized with the nation’s highest military honor for actions in Afghanistan or Iraq. Meyer is only the second Marine to earn the Medal of Honor from the current wars. Meyer ran through enemy fire to recover wounded American and Afghan troops during a firefight. He is credited with saving the lives of 13 U.S. Marines and soldiers, and 23 Afghan soldiers.
Staying true to the ideals that make this country and those who serve great, Meyer stated that because he was unable to save 4 more Marines, he felt that he “was a failure…My guys died. That was my whole team.”