There is still honor among men, and especially in Dakota Meyer, a marine who disregarded orders to rescue his squad members under attack in Afghanistan. His actions earned him the Medal of Honor.
On Friday's Military Appreciation Day at the Classic, Meyer visited the stage of Bassmaster LIVE and the Classic weigh-in. The 30-year-old scout sniper said he felt it was his duty to go rescue 23 Afghan Allies and 13 Americans in the Battle of Ganjgal in Sept. 2009.
“One hundred percent, my team,” he said. “It’s all about your teammates -- they’re in there and trapped, it’s all you think about.”
Meyer moved his four fallen friends so their bodies could be extracted, then the 21-year-old corporal from Kentucky was given the Medal of Honor for his acts of valor. He was the second youngest recipient and first living Marine in 38 years to be so honored.