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

2011 Medal of Honor Convention in Louisville This Week

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… Continue reading 2011 Medal of Honor Convention in Louisville This Week

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

Kentuckian Will Receive Medal of Honor This Week

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… Continue reading Kentuckian Will Receive Medal of Honor This Week

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