September 27, 2012 - 5:58pm
“The story of what Dakota did . . . will be told for generations.”—President Barack Obama, from remarks given at Meyer’s Medal of Honor ceremony
A year ago, President Obama awarded the awarded the Medal of Honor to Marine Sgt. Dakota Meyer, in a ceremony at the White House, saying, "Dakota is the kind of guy who gets the job done." Now, Kentucky’s most famous living Marine has written his account of the brutal battle...
May 16, 2012 - 4:53pm
Last year, Dustin Gross graduated from Montgomery County High School in Mount Sterling, Kentucky. He joined the Army and soon deployed on his first tour, to serve in Afghanistan.
Gov. Steve Beshear has directed that flags at all state office buildings be lowered to half-staff on Thursday, May 17, 2012, in honor of a Kentucky soldier who died while supporting Operation Enduring Freedom.
August 4, 2011 - 3:25pm
"I am very lucky to be able to return to Kentucky later this week, but so many of our troops will be far from home and in harm's way for months. I call on all Kentuckians to keep them and their families in their thoughts and prayers."
A day after greeting Kentucky troops serving in Iraq and Kuwait, Governor Steve Beshear met more Kentucky servicemen and women in Afghanistan today. The Governor’s trip is part of a special Department of Defense trip for selected governors and marks the first time a sitting Kentucky...
July 28, 2011 - 6:23pm
Sgt. Jeremy R. Summers, 27, was killed in Afghanistan on July 14.
Gov. Steve Beshear has directed that flags at all state office buildings be lowered to half-staff Friday, July 29, 2011 in honor of a Kentucky native and Fort Campbell soldier who died while supporting Operation Enduring Freedom.
July 24, 2011 - 4:51pm
"Meyer's performance was the greatest act of courage in the war..." "If this is what it feels like to be a hero, you can have it; you miss your buddies, I miss my family, my brothers...."
A Marine from Kentucky will receive this nation’s highest award for valor, for repeatedly braving enemy fire in eastern Afghanistan, while attempting to find and save fellow members of his embedded training team. The Marine Corps Times reports that 23-year-old Corporal Dakota Meyer was...