Breaking Rules, Saving Lives
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No living Marine has ever received the Congressional Medal of Honor from the war in Afghanistan...until recently. Dakota Meyer's 23 years old, but he has been awarded this nation's highest military honor for saving 36 lives during a vicious, six-hour firefight in the mountains of Afghanistan.
It actually started with an enemy ambush that very quickly pinned down a lot of Meyer's unit. Amazingly, this Kentucky farm boy made a total of five trips into the kill zone to rescue his comrades. And you know what? He had to disobey orders to do it. His superiors told him he couldn't go in. He went in anyway, because people would die if he didn't.