I read about this the other day, but I’ve been waiting for more details to come out. But Chief Tango sent us a link to the story of Medal of Honor recipient Dakota Meyer who was apparently struck from behind with a beer bottle and then beaten while he was on the ground by at least three people;
Police said Thursday they arrested 18-year-old Kanissa’a Thompson and charged him with second-degree assault in the altercation, which occurred early Sunday at a facility called Red Barn Event Rental, the Lexington Herald-Leader reported. The facility near Colombia, Ky., is used to host various events, from wedding receptions to class reunions.
WYMT-TV reports Meyer was injured badly enough that he was treated at a local hospital and released. The severity of the charge indicates that the victim was seriously injured, a State Police spokesman told the Herald-Leader.
Fox broadcast news is saying that he was knocked unconscious and woke up in the hospital. As if the guy hasn’t been dealt enough shit in his life. He contemplated suicide at one point. He kept charging into the battle where he earned the MOH to rescue his team, and even though they were already dead, he still managed to save the lives of several Americans and Afghans. If you haven’t read his book “Into the Fire” yet, you really should.