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Meyer Drops Suit Against Former Employer

by Gabe Bullard on December 15, 2011

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 job, his supervisor called his potential employer to say Meyer was an alcoholic and mentally unstable. Meyer then returned to Kentucky.

In a statement, Meyer says the two sides have come to an amicable agreement and does not elaborate, though he does say BAE will not sell the scopes to Pakistan.

Meyer is also in the news this week for discrepancies in the official account of the actions that earned him the Medal of Honor. An investigation found that the Marines exaggerated portions of Meyer’s story, including how many of his fellow soldiers he saved and how many insurgents he killed.

However, the report makes it clear that Meyer’s actions were still worthy of the award.

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

by Gabe Bullard December 15, 2011

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 […]

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2011 Medal of Honor Convention in Louisville This Week

by Devin Katayama September 27, 2011

Several Medal of Honor recipients will be in Louisville this week for the 2011 Congressional Medal of Honor Society Convention. This year marks the 150th anniversary of the medal, which is the nation’s highest award granted for U.S. combat. Kentucky native Dakota Meyer is the newest recipient of the medal. Meyer was presented the award […]

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Kentucky Lawmakers Praise Medal of Honor Recipient

by admin September 15, 2011

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 […]

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McConnell Praises Medal of Honor Recipient From Kentucky

by admin September 15, 2011

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 […]

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Kentuckian Will Receive Medal of Honor This Week

by Gabe Bullard September 11, 2011

President Barack Obama will award the nation’s highest military honor to a Kentucky native this week. Former Marine Corporal Dakota Meyer is the third living recipient of the Medal of Honor for actions in Iraq or Afghanistan. Two years ago in Afghanistan, he ran into enemy fire to find four of his fellow troops. He […]

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Kentuckian to Receive Medal of Honor

by admin August 15, 2011

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 […]

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Medal Of Honor Convention Coming To Louisville

by Gabe Bullard May 12, 2009

The recipients of America’s highest military honor will hold their annual gathering in Louisville in 2011.

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