Into Folklore, Indeed

The NewsHour last night did a fine piece on Sgt. Dakota Meyer, GySgt. Juan Rodriguez-Chavez, the harrowing ambush and the indefatigable, extraordinary, blazing courage of the ordinary human spirit.

Semper Fidelis.

JEFFREY BROWN: As the president alluded, there was another element in this story that is unusual. Meyer and Chavez were acting on their own.

All in all, as chronicled in a piece in today’s Wall Street Journal: “This battle has entered military folklore, and resulted not only in today’s Medal of Honor, but in two Navy Crosses, two investigations for dereliction of duty, three letters of severe reprimand, and a recommendation for a second Medal of Honor.”

The writer of that line was Bing West, himself a former Marine captain and now author of several books on the military. He was at today’s ceremony and joins us now.

Welcome to you.

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4 Responses to “Into Folklore, Indeed”

  1. Ave says:

    Hi THS, maybe it’s me (ultimate technodolt) but I was not able to access the video link. Is there a cut-and-paste version you could post? Thanks and Cheers!

  2. tree hugging sister says:

    Ave, are you seeing a link underneath the video that says Watch the full episdoe? That pops open a new box. (As will this one…I hope.{8^P)

  3. Ave says:

    I see, said the blind girl.

  4. Larry says:

    Ah yes. “Well done Corporal. See to it that it doesn’t happen again.”

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