Veterans Day 2012
On Sept. 8, 2009, in a remote eastern Afghanistan province, Afghan soldiers, with their American trainers, were ambushed by 50 insurgents, Obama said. Meyer, then a corporal, and Staff Sgt. Juan Rodriguez-Chavez, were listening to the attack on the radio in a support position.
Meyer disregarded orders from superiors not to enter the killing zone to aid his ambushed colleagues. Instead Dakota told Staff Sgt. Juan Rodriguez-Chavez they were going in. Juan jumped into a Humvee and took the wheel; Dakota climbed into the turret and manned the gun and they drove straight into the kill zone.
Meyer led five successive missions that night to save the lives of 13 Americans and 23 Afghan troops. He was awarded the Medal of Honor for his actions that night.
Read the entire saga HERE
"Only the Dead have seen the End of War." - Homer