By Dakota Meyer
“The tale of what Dakota did . . . may be instructed for generations.”—President Barack Obama, from feedback given at Meyer’s Medal of Honor ceremony
In the autumn of 2009, Taliban insurgents ambushed a patrol of Afghan infantrymen and Marine advisors in a mountain village known as Ganjigal. Firing from entrenched positions, the enemy was once located to wipe out 100 males who have been pinned down and have been again and again refused artillery help. Ordered to stay in the back of with the autos, twenty-one year-old Marine corporal Dakota Meyer disobeyed orders and attacked to rescue his comrades.
With a courageous driving force on the wheel, Meyer stood within the gun turret uncovered to withering hearth, rallying Afghan troops to persist with. Over the process the 5 hours, he charged into the valley many times. utilising various desktop weapons, rifles, grenade launchers, or even a rock, Meyer many times repulsed enemy attackers, carried wounded Afghan infantrymen to safeguard, and supplied disguise for dozens of others to escape—supreme acts of valor and resolution. in spite of everything, Meyer and 4 stalwart comrades—an military captain, an Afghan sergeant significant, and Marines—cleared the battlefield and got here to grips with a tragedy they knew might have been shunned. For his activities on that day, Meyer turned the 1st residing Marine in 3 many years to be provided the Medal of Honor.
Into the Fire tells the complete tale of the chaotic conflict of Ganjigal for the 1st time, in a compelling, human means that unearths it as a microcosm of our contemporary wars. Meyer takes us from his upbringing on a farm in Kentucky, via his Marine and sniper education, onto the battlefield, and into the vexed aftermath of his harrowing exploits in a conflict that has turn into the stuff of legend.
Investigations ensued, whilst he was once pitched again into conflict along U.S. military infantrymen who embraced him as a fellow grunt. whilst it used to be over, he lower back to the States to confront dwelling with the lack of his closest pals. this can be a story of yank values and upbringing, of attractive heroism, and of fixing to loss and to civilian life.
We see all of it via Meyer’s eyes, bullet by means of bullet, with uncooked honesty in telling of either the error that led to tragedy and the get to the bottom of of yank infantrymen, U.S. Marines, and Afghan infantrymen who’d been deserted and confronted sure death.
Meticulously researched and thrillingly advised, with nonstop speed and brilliant element, Into the hearth is the unvarnished tale of a latest American hero.
Praise for Into the Fire
“A tale of guys at their top and at their worst . . . leaves you gaping in admiration at Medal of Honor winner Dakota Meyer’s courage.”—National Review
“Meyer’s fabulous bravery wasn’t non permanent or impulsive yet planned and sustained.”—The Wall highway Journal
“[A] cathartic, heartfelt account . . . strive against memoirs don’t get from now on personal.”—Kirkus Reviews
“A nice contribution to the dialogue of an agonizingly advanced subject.”—The Virginian-Pilot
“Black Hawk Down meets Lone Survivor.”—Library Journal