Cpl. Dakota Meyer And Medal Of Honor
September 7, 2011 by Post Team
Cpl. Dakota Meyer And Medal Of Honor, Cpl. Dakota Meyer should not lead several times in a firefight with insurgents in Afghanistan on September 8, 2009 – but his football coach at the school, says the young man was always a guy who tried to discover “how far we can push the envelope. ”
Cpl. Meyer challenged the orders of the day, with the risk and wait for death as he walked headlong into danger, can not you allow your friends who have no protection in battle. He recalls his expectation that he would not survive the challenge of “injunction” in what he describes as “the worst day of his life” in an interview:
“I do not think there was ever a doubt in my mind if I was going to die … It was just at the moment.”
In fact, Cpl. Meyer defying orders not once did it five times, ultimately, the rescue of 23 Afghan soldiers and 13 of his fellow U.S. soldiers. U.S. Today describes the chaos in which the brave young man went:
Inside the narrow valley, the Taliban insurgents were dug on high ground and hidden within a village, spilling deadly fire against Afghan forces and U.S. advisers. Armed militants invaded the lowlands to try to end the troops … Meyer team was pinned down near the town. I was not going to wait and see if he would leave … Meyer won the turret of a Humvee and went straight into battle, taking fire from all directions.
Meyer, who said he could not “sit and watch” their comrades are killed, said that was put in danger many times simply because their “best friends were there getting shot at” during the incident in 2009. In addition to saving 36 people from the dangerous confrontation, the Navy also transported the bodies of four colleagues who did not survive the incident, Marines first deputy Michael Johnson, 25, Gunnery Sgt. Edwin Johnson, 31, Sgt. Aaron Kenefick, 30, and Navy Corpsman Third Class James Layton, 22. The four men were found fallen in a ditch, out of ammunition and stripped of radios and other equipment.
Cpl. Dakota Meyer is set to be awarded the honor for bravery by President Obama on September 15 and is the third medal of Honor life after the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan.
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