LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) - A close friend to Medal of Honor winner
Dakota Meyer says the Marine is "frustrated" by a published
report charging exaggerations and untruths in the official account
of his bravery.
Chris Schmidt, a college administrator in Kentucky, says he
spoke with Meyer Thursday morning. Schmidt says Meyer thought the
McClatchy Newspapers report was off base because it "makes it so
little about ... the men that we lost that day."
McClatchy reported its review of documents turned up numerous
"untrue, unsubstantiated or exaggerated" assertions about the
2009 Afghanistan firefight.
President Barack Obama presented the award Sept. 15, calling
Meyer the best of a generation motivated to join the military after
9/11. Obama spokesman Jay Carney said Thursday the award was based
on sworn testimony and reviewed by the Marine Corps.