“The story of what Dakota did . . . will be told for generations.”—President Barack Obama, from remarks given at Meyer’s Medal of Honor ceremony
"Sgt. Meyer's unparalleled acts of heroism in the face of near-certain death should humble us all, and we offer our gratitude and honor to him on this special day."
"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...."