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Dakota Meyer

Appreciating the Homefront Heroes

Dakota Meyer | Posted 07.30.2014 | Impact
Dakota Meyer

If you want to see what resilience looks like, go find a military spouse. Military spouses are at the heart of the armed forces community, and their efforts extend far beyond their individual households.

Reflecting on Heroes

Dakota Meyer | Posted 04.05.2014 | Impact
Dakota Meyer

Ever since I was thrown into the spotlight for my actions on the worst day of my life -- September 11, 2011 -- I've had my struggles. I'm continually asked the question, 'Why don't you just live your life and not worry about what people say?' I'll tell you why.

A Thank You to Those Who Serve

Dakota Meyer | Posted 01.27.2014 | Impact
Dakota Meyer

This Thanksgiving, I am thankful for the men and women who are still serving every day to protect us, and I am forever indebted to those who gave all.

Disgusted By Shutdown, Medal Of Honor Recipient Vows To Run For Office

The Huffington Post | Chloe Fox | Posted 10.02.2013 | Politics

Out of the ashes of government failure rise new candidates. At 12:01 a.m. on Tuesday, after Congress failed to avert a government shutdown, Dakota...

5 Living Medal Of Honor Recipients Will Make You Rethink Courage, Sacrifice

The Huffington Post | Ashley Alman | Posted 08.27.2013 | Politics

On Monday, Army Staff Sgt. Ty Carter received the Medal of Honor at the White House for his service in Afghanistan, recognized for sprinting into enem...

Celebrities Get Fast and Real on the Streets of Long Beach (VIDEO)

Charles Karel Bouley | Posted 06.21.2013 | Entertainment
Charles Karel Bouley

These celebrities aren't pretending and this is not make believe. This is 10 laps of 1.97 miles each at 100-mile-per-hour plus speeds. It's fast, and things can go wrong.

A New Resume Tool Designed for Our Heroes

Dakota Meyer | Posted 05.27.2013 | Impact
Dakota Meyer

This week, Hiring Our Heroes and Toyota launched the Personal Branding Resume Engine, an online tool that goes beyond typical MOS (military occupational specialty) translation and takes into account all of the skills, training, and accomplishments a person has achieved in the military.

Toyota, Medal Of Honor Recipient Help Vets With Job 'Elevator Pitches'

Posted 09.28.2012 | Business

Toyota is launching an initiative to help U.S. veterans find jobs, the automaker announced Monday. Toyota will team up with the U.S. Chamber of Com...

Why We Can't Call Every Military Member A 'Hero'

Chris Marvin | Posted 11.20.2012 | Impact
Chris Marvin

When I was young I read comic books. Superman and the Fantastic Four -- they were my heroes. In school, I learned about courageous acts performed in ...

Afghanistan War Soldier Volunteers Post-Tornado, Says Damage Is 'Worst Thing I've Ever Seen In My Life'

AP | BRUCE SCHREINER | Posted 05.19.2012 | Impact

WEST LIBERTY, Ky. (AP) A Kentucky Marine who was awarded the Medal of Honor last year is helping clean up a small Kentucky community devastated b...

Medal Of Honor Recipient's Lawsuit Takes Turn

AP | Posted 12.16.2011 | Politics

SAN ANTONIO -- A Medal of Honor recipient has dropped a lawsuit against his former employer in which he accused the defense contractor of ruining his ...

Obama Takes Position On Medal Of Honor Winner Controversy

AP | DYLAN LOVAN | Posted 02.14.2012 | Politics

LOUISVILLE, Ky. — President Barack Obama is standing by his award of the Medal of Honor to a Marine in the Afghanistan war despite a published r...

Marines Promoted Inflated Story For Medal Of Honor Winner

McClatchy Newspapers | Jonathan S. Landay | Posted 12.14.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- With Dakota Meyer standing at attention in his dress uniform, sweat glistening on his forehead under the television lights, President Ba...

Medal Of Honor Recipient's Inflated By Marines: Report

McClatchy | Jonathan S. Landay | Posted 02.13.2012 | Politics

Obama told the audience in the White House East Room on Sept. 15 that Meyer had driven into the heart of a savage ambush in eastern Afghanistan agains...

Medal Of Honor Winner Takes On Defense Contractor

AP | By PAUL J. WEBER | Posted 11.29.2011 | Politics

SAN ANTONIO -- A U.S. Marine given the nation's highest award for valor is suing a defense contractor that he says ridiculed his Medal of Honor, calle...

SLIDESHOW: Hero Deck Brings 52 Legendary Marines To Card Table

Posted 11.13.2011 | Impact

No need to wait another year to honor those who serve our country. When you whip out Hero Decks' Marine playing cards during your next game night, you...

Medal Of Honor Winner Refuses FDNY Opportunity

AP | By MEGHAN BARR | Posted 11.28.2011 | New York

NEW YORK -- A former Marine who was awarded the Medal of Honor bowed out of his quest Tuesday to join the New York City Fire Department after a federa...

Time to End the War

Rep. Bruce Braley | Posted 11.19.2011 | Politics
Rep. Bruce Braley

Our nation's longest war began with a clear goal of disposing of Osama Bin Laden, those responsible for the 9/11 attacks, and anyone who harbored them. Ten years on, we've accomplished our mission. It's time to end our involvement in Afghanistan and declare victory.

Who's Drinking Beer With Obama?

AP | JULIE PACE | Posted 11.15.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON — Defying orders and tempting fate, Marine corporal Dakota Meyer charged five times in a Humvee into heavy gunfire in the darkness of...

Sept. 15 Is Dakota Meyer's Day

Dorian de Wind | Posted 11.14.2011 | Impact
Dorian de Wind

When about one month ago I first heard that Marine Sergeant Dakota L. Meyer, a former Austin resident, would be receiving the Medal of Honor for heroism in Afghanistan, I was so proud.

Dakota Meyer, Austin, Tex. Resident, Will Receive the Medal of Honor

Dorian de Wind | Posted 09.19.2011 | Impact
Dorian de Wind

Dakota Meyer, a former Marine Corps corporal, will be the first living Marine Corps recipient of our nation's highest award for valor "since now-retired Sgt. Maj. Allan Kellogg received the medal for actions 41 years ago in Vietnam."