I really like Dakota Meyer. Was pumped when he was on Rogan. And if you go back to the 60 minutes interview, the look in Meyers eyes just scream “i saw some awful shit.” First living Marine since Vietnam to be awarded the MOH.
Then while googling around, I see these articles that dispute the official story. I went thru this before with Marcus Luttrell. I think it’s safe to say his recounting of events could be pretty far removed from what actually happened. In his case, he wrote a book and they made a movie. And his debrief was already a wild story.
Meyer also wrote a book which I haven’t read yet. But the 2 things that kept popping up in the articles and video I saw, was that in Meyers case and many other MOH guys, it was the military that exaggerated things to push the medal citation through. Pat Tillman is the most egregious case I can think of. And second, across the board, everyone agreed that Meyer is a hero who deserved the medal even without the exaggerations. Same for Luttrell and his medals, I’m sure. Lots of examples. Chris Kyle.
So I don’t feel conflicted about how I feel about all those guys. Kyle is different maybe. But once again disappointed in the military and almost don’t even want to know what else isn’t true.
What do do you guys know/think about this?