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"Into the Fire: A Firsthand Account of the Most Extraordinary Battle in the Afghan War"

Dakota Meyer

About the Program

Dakota Meyer talks about the 2009 Battle of Ganjigal in Afghanistan and his efforts to rescue U.S. and Afghan soldiers who were ambushed by Taliban forces.  For his actions, Meyer became the first living Marine to receive the Medal of Honor since the Vietnam War.  This event was hosted by the Union League Club of Chicago.     

About the Authors

Dakota Meyer

Dakota Meyer joined the U.S. Marine Corps in 2006 and served in Iraq in 2007 before going to Afghanistan in 2009.  He co-wrote, "Into the Fire," with Bing West.  For more, visit: dakotameyer.com.   


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"Into the Fire: A Firsthand Account of the Most Extraordinary Battle in the Afghan War"

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Past Airings

  • Tuesday, December 25th at 3:15am (ET)
  • Sunday, November 11th at 6:30am (ET)
  • Saturday, October 20th at 10am (ET)
  • Sunday, October 14th at 11pm (ET)
  • Saturday, October 13th at 3pm (ET)
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