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efmbman
10-16-2013, 12:39 AM
Any one else read this story...


WASHINGTON — In his memoir of the 2009 battle in Afghanistan that brought him the Medal of Honor, Marine Sgt. Dakota Meyer describes how he reflexively switched from his machine gun to his rifle and back to his machine gun as he mowed down a swarm of charging Taliban from the vehicle’s turret.


“My mind was completely blank. I fired so many thousands of rounds I didn’t think what I was doing,” Meyer, then a corporal, wrote in his 2012 book, “Into the Fire: A Firsthand Account of the Most Extraordinary Battle in the Afghan War.”


But videos shot by Army medevac helicopter crewmen show no Taliban in that vicinity or anywhere else on the floor of the Ganjgal Valley at the time and location of the “swarm.” The videos also conflict with the version of the incident in Marine Corps and White House accounts of how Meyer, now 25, of Columbia, Ky., came to be awarded the nation’s highest military decoration for gallantry.

It might me interesting to see how this plays out.

Full story: http://www.stripes.com/news/marine-corps/videos-contradict-medal-of-honor-recipient-s-account-of-ganjgal-attack-1.247160

Bunch
10-16-2013, 01:03 AM
We built them up and we tear them down!!!

Gonzo432
10-16-2013, 01:45 AM
With the bordering on insane vetting process behind MoH nominations? I say no way.