23 year-old Kentucky Marine, Dakota Meyer, was given the highest military honor last September: the Medal of Honor. The award was given based on Meyer’s success in saving 13 American and 23 Afghan soldiers’ lives in a grueling 2009 firefight in Afghanistan. The military’s public statement on the battle said Meyer “personally killed at least eight Taliban insurgents, while providing cover for his team to fight their way out.” Meyer’s dedication to his fellow countrymen has not changed since returning to the United States. In fact, Meyer and several of his friends are currently camping out in his home state of Kentucky volunteering daily in the recovery and cleanup efforts following the deadly March 2nd tornado that swept through the tiny community of Woods Bend. His work both on the battlefield and here in the states is an inspiration to people across this country.
Earle Lee, Jr»