Posted by: Jacqui Murray | November 2, 2011

Wednesday Hero: Sgt. Dakota Meyer

Sgt. Dakota MeyerSgt. Dakota MeyerU.S. Marines
23 years old from Greensburg, Kentucky
Embedded Training Team 2-8

On September 15, Sgt. Dakota Meyer was awarded the Medal Of Honor by President Obama for his actions on Sept. 8, 2009 in the Ganjgal Valley of Afghanistan when he and Staff Sgt. Juan Rodriguez-Chavez saved 36 fellow Marines when they, and the Afghan military members they were helping to train, came under attack by Taliban insurgents.


  1. Heck, what an “accomplishment”. There can’t be many people who can add “saved 36 Marines” to their resume…


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