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Marine Who Received Medal of Honor Fights Allegations He is Mentally Unstable (Dakota Meyer)
ABC ^ | November 29, 2011 | OLIVIA KATRANDJIAN

Posted on 11/29/2011 5:00:34 PM PST by presidio9

In September, President Obama awarded the Medal of Honor, the nation's most prestigious military award, to Sgt. Dakota Meyer, the marine who saved 36 of his comrades during an ambush in Afghanistan.

Obama called Meyer one of the most "down-to-earth guys that you will ever meet."

But today Meyer, 23, is having trouble getting a job because of allegations by defense contractor BAE Systems that he has a drinking problem and is mentally unstable. Meyer filed legal papers Monday claiming the allegations were in retaliation for objections he raised about BAE's alleged decision to sell high-tech sniper scopes to the Pakistani military.

After leaving active duty in May 2010, Meyer worked at Ausgar Technologies, a service-disabled veteran-owned small business in California, until April 2011.

"He exhibited a maturity for his age and an insightful capability to get the job done and provide recommendations to improve on what we are doing. I was very impressed while he was working for us. He was an outstanding employee," Tom Grant, a retired military naval officer and a senior program manager at Ausgar Technologies, told ABC News.

When asked about the allegations of mental instability and a drinking problem, Grant said, "While Meyer was working for me, I never saw evidence of either of those issues."

In March 2011, Meyer began working at BAE Systems, a British military contracting company, where he learned the company was trying to sell advanced thermal optic scopes to the Pakistani military.

"We are taking the best gear, the best technology on the market to date and giving it to guys known to stab us in the back," Meyer wrote to BAE Systems manager Bobby McCreight,

(Excerpt) Read more at news.yahoo.com ...


TOPICS: Culture/Society; Extended News; War on Terror
KEYWORDS: ausgartechnologies; banglist; commie; dakotameyer; labor; males; pakistan; scopes; semperfi; unions

1 posted on 11/29/2011 5:00:40 PM PST by presidio9
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To: presidio9
They are really going after this hero.

He was also denied a job with the FDNY because he was caught up in affirmative action that was giving the job away to less qualified people because of government imposed racism.

Medal of Honor winner caught in middle of FDNY bias case

2 posted on 11/29/2011 5:06:34 PM PST by SkyPilot
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To: presidio9
Am I "mentally unstable" if I think selling sniper technology to Pakistan is a really bad (treasonous) idea?
3 posted on 11/29/2011 5:08:48 PM PST by Theophilus (Not merely prolife, but prolific)
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To: presidio9
Morality takes a back-seat in the Arms Technology world.
Its all about the contract.
4 posted on 11/29/2011 5:08:55 PM PST by Tainan (Cogito, ergo conservatus sum)
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To: presidio9

A real-life hero. Semper Fi Marine!


5 posted on 11/29/2011 5:11:23 PM PST by Pat4ever
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To: SkyPilot

I think that we all know which person in that picture is mentally unstable.


6 posted on 11/29/2011 5:12:38 PM PST by Farmer Dean (stop worrying about what they want to do to you,start thinking about what you want to do to them)
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To: SkyPilot; Theophilus; Tainan

I actually got to spend some time with Sgt. Meyer a few months back. He is an impressive normal kid in his early 20’s. He asks the right questions, is intentive, and intelligent. He likes to have a few beers when the occasion is right (as any Marine will), but there is nothing, I repeat NOTHING mentally unstable about him. And I have a great deal of experience with alcoholics and addicts. He did not strike me as someone who has a problem in that regard either.


7 posted on 11/29/2011 5:14:44 PM PST by presidio9 (Islam is as Islam does.)
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To: SkyPilot

Since when is the CMO awarded by a simpering, mincing, chimpanzee who hates whites, the US military and this formerly free republic? What next - Hanoi Jane awarding Navy Crosses?


8 posted on 11/29/2011 5:16:32 PM PST by Bedford Forrest (Roger, Contact, Judy, Out. Fox One. Splash one.<I>)
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To: presidio9
Dontcha just love these reporters, who haven't a clue about ANYTHING military, yet churn out these articles...

"Tom Grant, a retired military naval officer..."

as opposed to a civilian naval officer?

Geez...

9 posted on 11/29/2011 5:21:19 PM PST by ken5050 (Support Admin Mods: Doing the tough, hard, dirty jobs that Americans won't do...)
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To: presidio9

Sgt. Dakota Meyer and Nicolas Oresko...the oldest and youngest CMH recipients..

10 posted on 11/29/2011 5:22:44 PM PST by sternup
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To: presidio9

Sounds like this might be slander and harassment. Hope he sues the pants off the Corp. that has blackballed him.

There a lot of very cruel people in the world who get off on the power to ridicule and hurt other people with a job hanging over their heads. This is what amoral humanism produces in business. There is not a void as humanists proclaim. Either a business has ethical standards or evil will fill the void.


11 posted on 11/29/2011 5:27:32 PM PST by SaraJohnson
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To: presidio9

It is absolutely shameful that we have sunk to the level of denying our greatest heroes employment because of hiring quotas or allow them to be victimized by corrupt, crooked, venal, and treasonous defense firms.

Obviously, the so-called President isn’t willing to stand up for him (what would he know about service or heroism?) but you would hope that the remaining leaders might have something to say.

I will write my Senators and Congressman about looking into this lashup and maybe if some of you did the same, we could light a fire under them all.

Semper Fi


12 posted on 11/29/2011 5:37:36 PM PST by Chainmail
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To: presidio9

I think he deserves the same skepticism that every other MOH recipient deserves: He should be saluted, thanked for his sacrifice, and any SOB that challenges him should be hanged.


13 posted on 11/29/2011 5:45:06 PM PST by norwaypinesavage (Galileo: In science, the authority of a thousand is not worth the humble reasoning of one individual)
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To: SkyPilot

Too bad, he would have made a great addition to FDNY.

But after all it is more important to fill those vacancies with people who do not meet the standards without affirmative action hires, than it is to hire this hero./s/


14 posted on 11/29/2011 5:49:20 PM PST by Venturer
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To: SaraJohnson

Sounds to me like McCreight and BAE Systems are in a bad spot in most legal jurisdictions. Of course, we have selective justice in this country now so this will probably just go away.

Maybe some hiring manager who has not been castrated by the HR department can use his brain and judgement to hire Sgt. Meyer.

Taking a lead from Thumper Rabbit, we have a policy here at Sunny Brook Farm Co. in regards to references, “If you can’t say sumthin’ good don’t say nuthin’ at all.”


15 posted on 11/29/2011 5:55:20 PM PST by Sequoyah101 (Half the people are below average.)
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To: Bedford Forrest

>Since when is the CMO awarded by a simpering, mincing, chimpanzee who hates whites, the US military and this formerly free republic? What next - Hanoi Jane awarding Navy Crosses?

Since it’s the CONGRESSIONAL Medal of Honor, it is intuitively obvious that it was awarded by congress; who it was presented by is another matter.


16 posted on 11/29/2011 5:56:08 PM PST by OneWingedShark (Q: Why am I here? A: To do Justly, to love mercy, and to walk humbly with my God.)
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To: ken5050

>>”Tom Grant, a retired military naval officer...”
>
>as opposed to a civilian naval officer?

What are “Letters of Mark and Reprisal”? (FTW)


17 posted on 11/29/2011 5:57:12 PM PST by OneWingedShark (Q: Why am I here? A: To do Justly, to love mercy, and to walk humbly with my God.)
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To: presidio9

Next, we’ll hear “they” found drugs in his car or something.


18 posted on 11/29/2011 6:05:04 PM PST by combat_boots (The Lion of Judah cometh. Hallelujah. Gloria Patri, Filio et Spiritui Sancto.)
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To: Chainmail
My congressman...Barney Frank. Not too much longer, luckily, the bastard's retiring.

I'll give Scott Brown a try though. Liberal asshat though he may be, he's still a military guy.

19 posted on 11/29/2011 6:07:19 PM PST by NakedRampage (Puttin' the "stud" in Bible study)
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To: presidio9

Of course, he is accused of being mentally unstable. The problem has to be him. He’s 1) former military; 2) was part of some racist hiring thing in NYC; and 3) he DARED to question the merit of selling our tech to their terrorists.

AKA, payback, Cracker.

I posted something a ways back somewhere, not here, though. A Pakistani answered back to me that he would wipe “his arse” with my country’s flag. And then commenced to utter a few other words.

Gee. The home of the Taliban and former home of Bin Laden. Whodathunk?


20 posted on 11/29/2011 6:10:38 PM PST by combat_boots (The Lion of Judah cometh. Hallelujah. Gloria Patri, Filio et Spiritui Sancto.)
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To: SkyPilot

Danged if I’d let a known pervert stand behind me with his hands on my shoulders!


21 posted on 11/29/2011 6:23:04 PM PST by SuperLuminal (Where is another agitator for republicanism like Sam Adams when we need him?)
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To: norwaypinesavage
I think he deserves the same skepticism that every other MOH recipient deserves: He should be saluted, thanked for his sacrifice, and any SOB that challenges him should be hanged.

A good reason why a MOH does not salute the CIC.

22 posted on 11/29/2011 6:41:43 PM PST by presidio9 (Islam is as Islam does.)
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To: presidio9

This is the same MO done to Walpin.


23 posted on 11/29/2011 6:47:40 PM PST by Little Pig (Vi Veri Veniversum Vivus Vici.)
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To: presidio9; Lancey Howard

A lady in our church who is from Kentucky near where SGT Meyer calls home says he is a fine young man from a fine family.

His protest about night vision sales is right on the money. At this point in time, the US has a huge lead in night vision and it has been said by our special operators that “we own the night”.

It would be criminal to give that capability to the enemy, and Pakistan is the enemy.


24 posted on 11/29/2011 7:00:51 PM PST by xzins (Retired Army Chaplain and Proud of It! True Supporters of our Troops PRAY for their VICTORY!)
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To: presidio9
A good reason why a MOH does not salute the CIC.

Wrong.

26 posted on 11/29/2011 7:44:16 PM PST by IDontLikeToPayTaxes
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To: norwaypinesavage
I think he deserves the same skepticism that every other MOH recipient deserves: He should be saluted, thanked for his sacrifice, and any SOB that challenges him should be hanged.

So anybody that disagrees with a MOH recipient should be executed?

You are an absolute fool.

27 posted on 11/29/2011 7:45:49 PM PST by IDontLikeToPayTaxes
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To: IDontLikeToPayTaxes
You are an absolute fool.

Did your dog die this morning or something?

28 posted on 11/29/2011 7:59:33 PM PST by presidio9 (Islam is as Islam does.)
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To: Farmer Dean
I think that we all know which person in that picture is mentally unstable.

You got that right!

29 posted on 11/29/2011 8:19:13 PM PST by 444Flyer
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To: BartMan1; Nailbiter

ping


30 posted on 11/29/2011 8:25:59 PM PST by IncPen (Educating Barack Obama has been the most expensive project in human history)
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To: presidio9

Why doesn’t he write a book? It would be very interesting to read about his life and moments up to getting the Medal of Honor. Right now he is only getting 2,000 dollars a month for the Medal of Honor so he needs to have some cash. Hopefully someone will give him a job that has some principles.


31 posted on 11/29/2011 8:47:17 PM PST by napscoordinator (Anybody but Romney, Newt, Perry, Huntsman, Paul. Perry and Obama are 100 percent the same!!!!!)
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To: IDontLikeToPayTaxes
"You are an absolute fool."

At least I'm smart enough to know the difference between a challenge, and a disagreement.

32 posted on 11/30/2011 4:11:01 AM PST by norwaypinesavage (Galileo: In science, the authority of a thousand is not worth the humble reasoning of one individual)
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To: xzins
His protest about night vision sales is right on the money. At this point in time, the US has a huge lead in night vision and it has been said by our special operators that “we own the night”.

Not just night vision, padre, but THERMAL. You see heat, not just enhanced light. No matter how well you blend in optically, your heat signature will give you away. That ghillie suit is just another do-rag at that point.

33 posted on 11/30/2011 7:42:15 AM PST by Smokin' Joe (How often God must weep at humans' folly. Stand fast. God knows what He is doing)
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To: Smokin' Joe

thermal is awesome...you are right.

wish I had one for deer hunting.

:>)


34 posted on 11/30/2011 7:44:21 AM PST by xzins (Retired Army Chaplain and Proud of It! True Supporters of our Troops PRAY for their VICTORY!)
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To: xzins
Yes, and varmints, too...

I guess you can get them here, but there are probably some restrictions. thermal (not the only response to the search)

35 posted on 11/30/2011 8:22:45 AM PST by Smokin' Joe (How often God must weep at humans' folly. Stand fast. God knows what He is doing)
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To: Farmer Dean
I think that we all know which person in that picture is mentally unstable.

LOL!

36 posted on 11/30/2011 11:43:49 AM PST by proud American in Canada (Go, Herman! Your country needs you!)
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