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Into the Fire

Condition: BRAND NEW
ISBN: 9780812983616
Author(s): Dakota Meyer
Format: Paperback
Year: 2013
Publisher: Random House USA Inc
Dimensions: 133 x 18 x 203 (w x l x h)
Pages: 239

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The story of what Dakota did . . . will be told for generations. President Barack Obama, from remarks given at Meyer s Medal of Honor ceremony In the fall of 2009, Taliban insurgents ambushed a patrol of Afghan soldiers and Marine advisors in a mountain village called Ganjigal. Firing from entrenched positions, the enemy was positioned to wipe out one hundred men who were pinned down and were repeatedly refused artillery support. Ordered to remain behind with the vehicles, twenty-one year-old Marine corporal Dakota Meyer disobeyed orders and attacked to rescue his comrades. With a brave driver at the wheel, Meyer stood in the gun turret exposed to withering fire, rallying Afghan troops to follow. Over the course of the five hours, he charged into the valley time and again. Employing a variety of machine guns, rifles, grenade launchers, and even a rock, Meyer repeatedly repulsed enemy attackers, carried wounded Afghan soldiers to safety, and provided cover for dozens of others to escape supreme acts of valor and determination. In the end, Meyer and four stalwart comrades an Army captain, an Afghan sergeant major, and two Marines cleared the battlefield and came to grips with a tragedy they knew could have been avoided. For his actions on that day, Meyer became the first living Marine in three decades to be awarded the Medal of Honor. '' 'Into the Fire' tells the full story of the chaotic battle of Ganjigal for the first time, in a compelling, human way
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