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Saturday, September 17, 2011

Medal of Honor

Sgt. Dakota Meyer rushed back into an Afghanistan hellhole five times to save his fellow soldiers in spite of an air support blunder which eventually cost the lives of four Marines Into Hell. His last foray was on foot to retrieve the bodies of his comrades. Alongside him was Staff Sgt. Juan Rodriguez-Chavez who received the Navy Cross for his heroic actions. They left no one behind but the dead bodies of their enemy. When your head gets close to exploding over the media’s obsession with self indulgent Hollywood idiots and gang bangers, remember we have hundreds of thousands of young men and women like Marines, Meyer and Rodriguez-Chavez, who believe in something beyond their next narcissistic moment.

Sgt. Meyer stated: "Hero! I'm the furthest thing from a hero. Every man and woman who serves is a hero," adding that he would accept the award "on behalf of the Marine Corps and the guys who died." In the typical fashion of our young soldiers who do not spend their days staring into a mirror, Sgt. Meyer proves beyond any shadow of a doubt we have hope for the future.


Charles Gramlich said...

I'm happy to honor such men.

BernardL said...

They surpass many times what we can only imagine in our fiction, Charles. It is indeed an honor to share citizenship in the same nation as these Marines.