September 15, 2011

Dakota Meyer

Bing West, of course, described it the most eloquently:

For a man to charge into fire once requires grit that is instinctive in few men; to do so a second time, now knowing what awaits you, requires inner resolve beyond instinct; to repeat a third time is courage above and beyond any call of duty; to go in a fourth time is to know you will die; to go in a fifth time is beyond comprehension. 


Meyer's performance was the greatest act of courage in the war, because he repeated it, and repeated it, and repeated it.