Medal of Honor Recipient Dakota Meyer Reveals Suicide Attempt in New Book
Dakota Meyer risked his life running back-and-forth through enemy fire to gather the remains of his fallen soldiers. The retired Marine corporal reluctantly accepted the Medal of Honor for his heroic acts. Now, he’s telling his story in the new book, “Into the Fire: A Firsthand Account of the Most Extraordinary Battle in the Afghan War.”
Among the revelations is a detailed account of how post-traumatic stress led him to attempt suicide. On Fox and Friends Wednesday, Meyer said, “I was going down the road, and I was tired of being a burden on my family … I was just tired of it all, and it just seemed like the easy way out. I pulled over to the side of the road and I pulled one of my guns out. I just put it to my head and squeezed the trigger. How there wasn’t a round there, I don’t know.”
The incident sobered him up and gave him the resolve to figure out his problems.
Meyer previously felt undeserving of the Medal of Honor because he believed he failed his fellow soldiers. He said, “Now, it makes sense. I want to go out and make a difference, and try to provide some inspiration and make sure these guys never die, that they can live on forever.”