Meyer Drops Suit Against Former Employer

Medal of Honor recipient Dakota Meyer is no longer suing his former employer. After leaving the Marines, Meyer worked for BAE Systems, a defense contractor. He took issue with the company’s intent to sell thermal sniper scopes to Pakistan. Meyer says he was ridiculed after he raised his concerns. He says when he sought another… Continue reading Meyer Drops Suit Against Former Employer

Investigation Shows Discrepancies in Reports of Medal of Honor Recipient’s Actions

An investigation by the McClatchy news organization casts some doubts on the official account of Medal of Honor recipient Dakota Meyer’s actions. Meyer, a Kentuckian, received the medal for actions in Afghanistan in 2009. The official account of the Marine’s story describes how he ran into enemy fire to retrieve his fallen colleagues and Afghan… Continue reading Investigation Shows Discrepancies in Reports of Medal of Honor Recipient’s Actions

Medal of Honor Recipient Dakota Meyer Sues Defense Contractor

Medal of Honor recipient and Kentuckian Dakota Meyer is back in the news. He’s suing defense contractor BAE Systems. Meyer worked for BAE, but took issue with the company’s plans to sell thermal sniper scopes to Pakistan. Meyer says BAE responded to his concerns by ridiculing him. He left BAE in May for another firm,… Continue reading Medal of Honor Recipient Dakota Meyer Sues Defense Contractor

NPR’s Tom Bowman on Medal of Honor Recipient Dakota Meyer

Former Marine Corporal Dakota Meyer was awarded the Congressional Medal of Honor last week, becoming the third living recipient of the nation’s highest combat honor and first living Marine recipient of the award since the Vietnam War. Tom Bowman covered the story for NPR, and he joined us Friday on State of the News to… Continue reading NPR’s Tom Bowman on Medal of Honor Recipient Dakota Meyer

State of the News 9/16/11 [Audio]

Segment A: We looked back at the week’s metro news, including the removal of Councilwoman Judy Green and the planned changes at some LG&E plants. Segment B: Shea Van Hoy and Daniel Suddeath from News and Tribune joined our own Gabe Bullard & Phillip M. Bailey to talk about week one without the Sherman-Minton Bridge.… Continue reading State of the News 9/16/11 [Audio]

President Awards Kentuckian Medal of Honor

For the first time in nearly 40 years, a living Marine has been awarded the nation’s highest military honor. Kentucky native Dakota Meyer received the Medal of Honor today. Two years ago in Afghanistan, Meyer traveled through a firefight with Taliban forces to search for missing comrades. He later helped retrieve four fallen soldiers. “Dakota,… Continue reading President Awards Kentuckian Medal of Honor

Kentucky Lawmakers Praise Medal of Honor Recipient

Kentucky native Dakota Meyer received the Medal of Honor from President Obama Thursday, becoming the first living Marine to receive the award in four decades. Speaking from the East Room of the White House, Mr. Obama thanked Meyer and other members of his unit for their service in Afghanistan. “You did your duty above and… Continue reading Kentucky Lawmakers Praise Medal of Honor Recipient

McConnell Praises Medal of Honor Recipient From Kentucky

Speaking on the Senate floor Thursday, Minority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., honored Kentucky-native Dakota Meyer, who will become the first living Marine to receive the Medal of Honor in four decades. In 2009, Meyer ran into a firefight while serving in Afghanistan to search for ambushed U.S. soldiers and Afghan troops. Meyer asked his commanding… Continue reading McConnell Praises Medal of Honor Recipient From Kentucky

Kentucky Native to Receive Medal of Honor Today

A Kentucky native will receive the Medal of Honor today. Two years ago in Afghanistan, then-Marine Corporal Dakota Meyer ran into a firefight to search for ambushed comrades. He later helped retrieve four of their bodies. Meyer says he felt like a failure afterward and didn’t expect to be recognized for his actions. After his… Continue reading Kentucky Native to Receive Medal of Honor Today

Kentuckian to Receive Medal of Honor

A Kentucky native and former Marine Corporal will receive the Medal of Honor from President Barack Obama next month for his actions in Afghanistan two years ago. Dakota Meyer will be the third living recipient of the nation’s highest combat honor and first living Marine recipient of the award since the Vietnam War. The 23-year-old… Continue reading Kentuckian to Receive Medal of Honor