Medal of Honor recipient saved 36 lives during six-hour battle

Inside the narrow valley, Taliban insurgents were dug into the high ground and hidden inside a village, pouring down deadly fire at Afghan forces and their American advisers. Armed militants swarmed the low ground to try to finish off the troops.

[Marine Cpl. Dakota] Meyer’s team was pinned down near the village. He wasn’t going to wait and see whether they would get out. Defying orders to stay put, Meyer set himself in the turret of a Humvee and rode straight into the firefight, taking fire from all directions. He went in not once, but five times, trying to rescue his comrades.

During about six hours of chaotic fighting, he killed eight Taliban militants and provided cover for Afghan and U.S. servicemen to escape the ambush, according to a Marine Corps account of the events.

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One comment on “Medal of Honor recipient saved 36 lives during six-hour battle

  1. evan miller says:

    Why did I have to find out about this on T19 instead of my local KENTUCKY paper?! Yet we are fed stories of alledged murders of Iraqi civilians by US troops. Sick.