Today Sergeant Dakota Meyer of Kentucky was awarded the Medal of Honor by President Obama. The Medal of Honor is a very special award that few men are lucky enough to receive; of course Meyer had his reason for receiving this prestigious metal. Meyer actually received the metal for his outstanding bravery while fighting but the surprising part is that he was actually violating direct orders while doing what he did.
Meyer received the medal because he was brave enough to directly enter a heavy fire fight rather than stay back and retain cover. Throughout the fight that lasted hours Meyer repeatedly entered the areas of heaviest fire in order to assist his fellow soldiers in need. Throughout the fight he managed to rescue 12 men that were essentially pinned down. He also managed to single handedly free a path for 24 more American soldiers to escape from the massive ambush.
Despite all of the heroic efforts Meyer still maintained his position that he is not a hero in any way. He, like most soldiers, say he was simply doing what was necessary in order to protect his men. Because of this Meyer was in fact very worth of the incredibly prestigious Medal of Honor which he was personally awarded by President Obama this morning. Meyer will forever be recorded as an outstanding soldier and an American hero, regardless of how modest he will forever be.