July 24, 2011 - 4:51pm
"Meyer's performance was the greatest act of courage in the war..." "If this is what it feels like to be a hero, you can have it; you miss your buddies, I miss my family, my brothers...."
A Marine from Kentucky will receive this nation’s highest award for valor, for repeatedly braving enemy fire in eastern Afghanistan, while attempting to find and save fellow members of his embedded training team.  The Marine Corps Times reports that 23-year-old Corporal Dakota Meyer was...