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Bodies , Fire, and Life: WHAT A REAL HERO LOOKS LIKE @dakotameyer0317 On this day in 2009, near Ganjgal, Afghanistan, Marine Corporal Dakota Meyer charged into heavy gunfire multiple times to rescue comrades under attack from the Taliban. Over the course of the six-hour firefight, Meyer killed at least eight Taliban, personally evacuated 12 friendly wounded, and provided cover for another 24 Marines and soldiers. For "his extraordinary heroism, presence of mind amidst chaos and death, and unselfish devotion to his comrades in the face of great danger," Meyer was awarded the Medal of Honor in September 2011. Read his full citation here: For conspicuous gallantry and intrepidity at the repeated risk of his life above and beyond the call of duty as a member of Marine Embedded Training Team 2-8, Regional Corps Advisory Command 3-7, in Kunar Province, Afghanistan, on 8 September 2009. When the forward element of his combat team began to be hit by intense fire from roughly 50 Taliban insurgents dug-in and concealed on the slopes above Ganjgal village, Corporal Meyer mounted a gun-truck, enlisted a fellow Marine to drive, and raced to attack the ambushers and aid the trapped Marines and Afghan soldiers. During a six-hour firefight, Corporal Meyer single-handedly turned the tide of the battle, saved 36 Marines and soldiers and recovered the bodies of his fallen brothers. Four separate times he fought the kilometer up into the heart of a deadly U-shaped ambush. During the fight he killed at least eight Taliban, personally evacuated 12 friendly wounded, and provided cover for another 24 Marines and soldiers to escape likely death at the hands of a numerically superior and determined foe. On his first foray, his lone vehicle drew machine gun, mortar, rocket grenade and small arms fire while he rescued five wounded soldiers. His second attack disrupted the enemy’s ambush and he evacuated four more wounded Marines. Switching to another gun-truck because his was too damaged they again sped in for a third time, and as turret gunner killed several Taliban attackers at point blank range and suppressed enemy fire so 24 Marines and soldiers could break-out. (Continue in the comments)

WHAT A REAL HERO LOOKS LIKE @dakotameyer0317 On this day in 2009, near Ganjgal, Afghanistan, Marine Corporal Dakota Meyer charged into heavy...

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Petty, Police, and Precious: POLICE Authorities Praise Twitter Users Rapid Response To Congressional Shooting <p><a href="http://theonion.tumblr.com/post/161825073781/alexandria-varecounting-how-they-rushed-to-the" class="tumblr_blog">theonion</a>:</p> <blockquote><p>ALEXANDRIA, VA—Recounting how they rushed to the social media platform in a matter of moments, local authorities Wednesday praised Twitter users’ rapid response to the shooting of a Republican congressman and four others. “We would like to acknowledge those Twitter users who, without any hesitation, immediately leaped into action after they saw the first headline about today’s tragedy,” said Alexandria Police Chief Michael Brown, adding that they didn’t think twice before assigning blame or fueling speculation, willingly engaging in petty arguments and personal attacks in a situation where any normal person would have just stayed away. “Focused and intent on getting their takes out there, they disregarded all consequences and, as if by instinct, jumped right into the fray, not wasting precious seconds confirming the veracity of their claims or checking the spelling of their statements.” Brown went on to say that this level of dedication should come as no surprise to anyone, as Twitter users go above and beyond like this every single day.<br/></p></blockquote>

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Dad, God, and Growing Up: This Single Dad Had A Cosmetology Lesson So He Could Give His Little Girl Fabulous Hairstyles <p><a href="http://lastsonlost.tumblr.com/post/159957639807/ayeshanura-prolicidal-envyadams-this-man" class="tumblr_blog">lastsonlost</a>:</p> <blockquote><p><a href="http://ayeshanura.tumblr.com/post/110226496696/prolicidal-envyadams-this-man-did-something" class="tumblr_blog">ayeshanura</a>:</p> <blockquote> <p><a href="http://prolicidal.tumblr.com/post/110156358560/envyadams-this-man-did-something-thats-already" class="tumblr_blog">prolicidal</a>:</p> <blockquote> <p><a href="http://envyadams.tumblr.com/post/110022754792" class="tumblr_blog">envyadams</a>:</p> <blockquote><p>This Man Did Something That’s Already Expected Of Women But He Gets Extra Praise Cause He’s A Man</p></blockquote> <p>No. A lot of women don’t go to cosmetology classes to learn how to do hair, they have the experience from growing up-their mom doing their hair, Then experimenting which what they can do themselves. This guy probably had short hair his entire life with no clue on what to do. He didn’t just look up how to do a ponytail, he paid for actual classes so that he could do his little daughters hair in cool and creative ways so that SHE gets the learning experience and learns how to do it her own and then can go to school with fabulous. <br/>This is A+ daddy right here, he went above and beyond because he knows that he lack in certain areas where a mom would pick this up. Please don’t destroy nice things that men do simply because they are men and you want to hate them.</p> </blockquote> <p><b><i>Please don’t destroy nice things that men do simply because they are men and you want to hate them.</i></b></p> <p>Shots fired.</p> </blockquote> <p>I swear to God bitterness is a hell of a drug.</p></blockquote>

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Dad, Growing Up, and Life: This Single Dad Had A Cosmetology Lesson So He Could Give His Little Girl Fabulous Hairstyles <p><a href="http://ayeshanura.tumblr.com/post/110226496696/prolicidal-envyadams-this-man-did-something" class="tumblr_blog">ayeshanura</a>:</p> <blockquote> <p><a href="http://prolicidal.tumblr.com/post/110156358560/envyadams-this-man-did-something-thats-already" class="tumblr_blog">prolicidal</a>:</p> <blockquote> <p><a href="http://envyadams.tumblr.com/post/110022754792" class="tumblr_blog">envyadams</a>:</p> <blockquote><p>This Man Did Something That’s Already Expected Of Women But He Gets Extra Praise Cause He’s A Man</p></blockquote> <p>No. A lot of women don’t go to cosmetology classes to learn how to do hair, they have the experience from growing up-their mom doing their hair, Then experimenting which what they can do themselves. This guy probably had short hair his entire life with no clue on what to do. He didn’t just look up how to do a ponytail, he paid for actual classes so that he could do his little daughters hair in cool and creative ways so that SHE gets the learning experience and learns how to do it her own and then can go to school with fabulous. <br/>This is A+ daddy right here, he went above and beyond because he knows that he lack in certain areas where a mom would pick this up. Please don’t destroy nice things that men do simply because they are men and you want to hate them.</p> </blockquote> <p><b><i>Please don’t destroy nice things that men do simply because they are men and you want to hate them.</i></b></p> <p>Shots fired.</p> </blockquote>

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