Comments on: Dakota Meyer, Marine Medal of Honor Recipient, Says He’s No Hero http://abcnews.go.com/blogs/politics/2011/09/dakota-meyer-marine-medal-of-honor-recipient-says-hes-no-hero/ The latest Politics news and blog posts from ABC News contributors and bloggers including Jake Tapper, George Stephanopoulos and more. Fri, 18 Apr 2014 22:39:56 +0000 hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=3.2.1 By: Matt http://abcnews.go.com/blogs/politics/2011/09/dakota-meyer-marine-medal-of-honor-recipient-says-hes-no-hero/#comment-29073714 Matt Fri, 26 Oct 2012 20:16:06 +0000 http://abcnews.go.com/blogs/politics/?p=56921#comment-29073714 Thank you Dakota for fighting for our country- for fighting for all of us. And thank you to ALL Marines, Seamen, Airmen, Army, CG in there too. May God help and bless this country and its people. Thank you Dakota for fighting for our country- for fighting for all of us.
And thank you to ALL Marines, Seamen, Airmen, Army, CG in there too. May God help and bless this country and its people.

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By: Linda CHave http://abcnews.go.com/blogs/politics/2011/09/dakota-meyer-marine-medal-of-honor-recipient-says-hes-no-hero/#comment-28601122 Linda CHave Sun, 23 Sep 2012 13:41:37 +0000 http://abcnews.go.com/blogs/politics/?p=56921#comment-28601122 Dear Dakota: I just watched your interview with Scott Pelley on CBS Sunday morning and was left speechless by your wisdom and insight - that doesn't usually happen to a 61-year-old teacher of middle school students. What happened on that battlefield forged you into an exceptional human being. Maybe you don't see it that way but you have so much to teach our young people - many who have no idea of the enormous, heart-wrenching sacrifice our soldiers make every second, of every day. You survived to bring that message to them. Whether you do that by visiting classrooms and sharing your wisdom, providing college scholarships, putting your words into writing or by simply, but heroically, meeting your everyday responsibilities is up to you. Whatever you chose, I salute you and pray you live in a state of personal peace and contentment. Dear Dakota: I just watched your interview with Scott Pelley on CBS Sunday morning and was left speechless by your wisdom and insight – that doesn’t usually happen to a 61-year-old teacher of middle school students. What happened on that battlefield forged you into an exceptional human being. Maybe you don’t see it that way but you have so much to teach our young people – many who have no idea of the enormous, heart-wrenching sacrifice our soldiers make every second, of every day. You survived to bring that message to them. Whether you do that by visiting classrooms and sharing your wisdom, providing college scholarships, putting your words into writing or by simply, but heroically, meeting your everyday responsibilities is up to you. Whatever you chose, I salute you and pray you live in a state of personal peace and contentment.

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By: Gabriel Saint http://abcnews.go.com/blogs/politics/2011/09/dakota-meyer-marine-medal-of-honor-recipient-says-hes-no-hero/#comment-16361441 Gabriel Saint Mon, 30 Jan 2012 01:59:12 +0000 http://abcnews.go.com/blogs/politics/?p=56921#comment-16361441 This man stood tall in hell...oo-rah This man stood tall in hell…oo-rah

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By: melissa http://abcnews.go.com/blogs/politics/2011/09/dakota-meyer-marine-medal-of-honor-recipient-says-hes-no-hero/#comment-6931072 melissa Wed, 09 Nov 2011 17:06:12 +0000 http://abcnews.go.com/blogs/politics/?p=56921#comment-6931072 Mr. Meyer you are a true hero in my eyes i read about all the bad things that have been happining in the workd then i go and read about you and it brightens my day. This month in one of my classes we are doing whoi is your favorite veteran and i choose you. you have inspired me and that issomething to be proud of. You may not think you are a hero but we do. and i am sure the families of the men and wemon you were able to save think so to. you are my favorite veteran Mr. Meyer you are a true hero in my eyes i read about all the bad things that have been happining in the workd then i go and read about you and it brightens my day. This month in one of my classes we are doing whoi is your favorite veteran and i choose you. you have inspired me and that issomething to be proud of. You may not think you are a hero but we do. and i am sure the families of the men and wemon you were able to save think so to. you are my favorite veteran

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By: Mason http://abcnews.go.com/blogs/politics/2011/09/dakota-meyer-marine-medal-of-honor-recipient-says-hes-no-hero/#comment-3931951 Mason Tue, 04 Oct 2011 23:40:21 +0000 http://abcnews.go.com/blogs/politics/?p=56921#comment-3931951 OOH-RAH Good job dakota you are a hero! OOH-RAH Good job dakota you are a hero!

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By: Larry Tyson http://abcnews.go.com/blogs/politics/2011/09/dakota-meyer-marine-medal-of-honor-recipient-says-hes-no-hero/#comment-3914291 Larry Tyson Tue, 04 Oct 2011 18:07:04 +0000 http://abcnews.go.com/blogs/politics/?p=56921#comment-3914291 1. Sgt. Meyer, if I may recommend a MARINE Recuriting poster " GUNNY HIGHTOWER MEETS SGT MEYER". For those who do not know, Gunny Hightower is Clnit Eastwood in "HEART BREAK RIDGE". Also for a 30 second add on TV; "Gunny Hightower congradulates Sgt Meyer, someone ask him why, the Gunny replies: "Sir he is a MARINE, he adapts, he improvises, he overcomes, that is what MARINES do, Sir."" Larry Tyson CPO US Navy Ret 1. Sgt. Meyer, if I may recommend a MARINE Recuriting poster ” GUNNY HIGHTOWER MEETS SGT MEYER”. For those who do not know, Gunny Hightower is Clnit Eastwood in “HEART BREAK RIDGE”. Also for a 30 second add on TV; “Gunny Hightower congradulates Sgt Meyer, someone ask him why, the Gunny replies: “Sir he is a MARINE, he adapts, he improvises, he overcomes, that is what MARINES do, Sir.”"
Larry Tyson CPO US Navy Ret

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By: Jason Trammell http://abcnews.go.com/blogs/politics/2011/09/dakota-meyer-marine-medal-of-honor-recipient-says-hes-no-hero/#comment-3121452 Jason Trammell Sat, 24 Sep 2011 03:33:21 +0000 http://abcnews.go.com/blogs/politics/?p=56921#comment-3121452 Sergeant Meyer, Thank you very much for your service. My oldest son is a U.S. Marine who has a tour in Iraq as well as a tour in Afghanistan under his belt. He just found out that he is returning to Afghanistan for a second tour. It comforts me to know that Marines such as yourself are willing to make the ultimate sacrifice for a fellow Marine. Who knows, maybe my son may end up having to make that decision or have a fellow Marine make that decision for my son. I hope it never comes to that. Those of you that wear the globe and anchor are "The Best...Period " !You Marines are second to none. You may not consider yourself a Hero, but when you marched across that parade field, you entered a very elite group, all of you are Hero's! I also hail from Kentucky, born & raised, you make us proud. I wish you the best and again, THANK YOU !! Jason T. SFC Retired Sergeant Meyer, Thank you very much for your service. My oldest son is a U.S. Marine who has a tour in Iraq as well as a tour in Afghanistan under his belt. He just found out that he is returning to Afghanistan for a second tour. It comforts me to know that Marines such as yourself are willing to make the ultimate sacrifice for a fellow Marine. Who knows, maybe my son may end up having to make that decision or have a fellow Marine make that decision for my son. I hope it never comes to that. Those of you that wear the globe and anchor are “The Best…Period ” !You Marines are second to none. You may not consider yourself a Hero, but when you marched across that parade field, you entered a very elite group, all of you are Hero’s!
I also hail from Kentucky, born & raised, you make us proud. I wish you the best and again, THANK YOU !!
Jason T. SFC Retired

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By: Alan http://abcnews.go.com/blogs/politics/2011/09/dakota-meyer-marine-medal-of-honor-recipient-says-hes-no-hero/#comment-3040092 Alan Fri, 23 Sep 2011 04:34:00 +0000 http://abcnews.go.com/blogs/politics/?p=56921#comment-3040092 Semper Fi...Brother. Semper Fi…Brother.

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By: Life Saver - USCG http://abcnews.go.com/blogs/politics/2011/09/dakota-meyer-marine-medal-of-honor-recipient-says-hes-no-hero/#comment-2667311 Life Saver - USCG Sun, 18 Sep 2011 22:19:12 +0000 http://abcnews.go.com/blogs/politics/?p=56921#comment-2667311 No matter where this man goes for the rest of his life, he will be saluted. Whether that be from a traditional hand salute, a handshake, or even a 'nod'....And for good reason! Putting aside all the rhetoric, politics, opinions, this man rushed in when for YOU the reader of this article. He rushed in just as many before him have and many more after him will. He did this without question. It's OK that he doesn't see himself as a hero, most people who do great things for others never do to begin with. It's my hope that I have may the privilege to be in this man's or any sailors or soldiers presence long enough to render a proper courtesy and a humbled 'Thank You'. No matter where this man goes for the rest of his life, he will be saluted. Whether that be from a traditional hand salute, a handshake, or even a ‘nod’….And for good reason! Putting aside all the rhetoric, politics, opinions, this man rushed in when for YOU the reader of this article. He rushed in just as many before him have and many more after him will. He did this without question. It’s OK that he doesn’t see himself as a hero, most people who do great things for others never do to begin with. It’s my hope that I have may the privilege to be in this man’s or any sailors or soldiers presence long enough to render a proper courtesy and a humbled ‘Thank You’.

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By: well-duh http://abcnews.go.com/blogs/politics/2011/09/dakota-meyer-marine-medal-of-honor-recipient-says-hes-no-hero/#comment-2540171 well-duh Sat, 17 Sep 2011 07:54:33 +0000 http://abcnews.go.com/blogs/politics/?p=56921#comment-2540171 Not to diminish the medal given but I do not see the clear division differentiating this action from a normal silver or bronze star. Yes I have heard the gushing sentiments that every soldier who sees action should be given medal of honor simply for being there. Frankly such sickly sweet pseudo-patriotism diminishes all medals regardless of good intentions and even among career military shows a lack of appreciation for the intent of various levels of medals. I also recognize that medals are sometimes given and accepted as token symbols to make up for all the times the average soldier goes unappreciated by upper brass, politicians and the even the CinC. However, I think that use of medals is callus laziness on the part of both parties - disrespect heaped on disrespect along the line of "give me two seconds to make it all up to you before I go back to business as usual". Nevertheless this young man deserves praise as his behavior is at least bronze star level and according to Congress the higher level of a Medal of Honor performance. May he receive the respect the Medal should be accorded and may his life easily meet the standards expected of such an honor. Not to diminish the medal given but I do not see the clear division differentiating this action from a normal silver or bronze star. Yes I have heard the gushing sentiments that every soldier who sees action should be given medal of honor simply for being there. Frankly such sickly sweet pseudo-patriotism diminishes all medals regardless of good intentions and even among career military shows a lack of appreciation for the intent of various levels of medals.

I also recognize that medals are sometimes given and accepted as token symbols to make up for all the times the average soldier goes unappreciated by upper brass, politicians and the even the CinC. However, I think that use of medals is callus laziness on the part of both parties – disrespect heaped on disrespect along the line of “give me two seconds to make it all up to you before I go back to business as usual”.

Nevertheless this young man deserves praise as his behavior is at least bronze star level and according to Congress the higher level of a Medal of Honor performance. May he receive the respect the Medal should be accorded and may his life easily meet the standards expected of such an honor.

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