“The story of what Dakota did . . . will be told for generations.”—President Barack Obama, from remarks given at Meyer’s Medal of Honor ceremony
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.
"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."
Sgt. Jeremy R. Summers, 27, was killed in Afghanistan on July 14.
"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...."
Some conservatives say the Democratic Party has no room for moderates like Blue Dog Ben Chandler. The truth is -- it has even less room for true liberals.
Thirty years of Afghanistan history provides the backdrop to The Kite Runner, which opens at Actors Theatre on Tuesday.