Video Thursday: New Medal Of Honor Recipient Marine Corps Sergeant Dakota MeyerWaring Hills Sep 15, 2011
At 2 PM EST today at the White House, President Obama will present the Medal of Honor to Marine Sergeant Dakota Meyer for his actions in Afghanistan in 2009. Meyer says that he struggles with receiving the honor and national attention. He doesn’t see himself as a hero, and he saw close friends die that fateful morning of September 8, 2009, when they were ambushed and pinned down in Kunar province, a hotbed of clashes with the Taliban.
“It’s hard, it’s … you know … getting recognized for the worst day of your life, so it’s … it’s a really tough thing,” Meyer said. Meyer insisted his fallen comrades also be remembered, so memorial services are being held in the hometowns of the slain soldiers to coincide with the White House ceremony.
Hear about him from his family and friends back in Kentucky…
From Marine TV