|MOH recipient Dakota Meyer|
Former U.S. Marine and Medal of Honor recipient Sgt. Dakota Meyer who was recently given the nation’s highest award for valor is suing a military contractor he says ridiculed his Medal of Honor, called him mentally unstable and suggested he had a drinking problem, thereby costing him a job.
Dakota Meyer received the Medal of Honor in September, two years after the then young corporal saved 36 lives during a six-hour ambush in Afghanistan.
He’s the third living recipient of the award for actions in Iraq or Afghanistan. After the medal was approved, President Barack Obama waited to call until Meyer’s lunch break because the 23-year-old worried about taking a call on the job.
In a defamation lawsuit filed in San Antonio, Meyer alleges that his former employer, BAE Systems OASYS Inc., ruined his chances at landing a new job by telling a prospective employer that he was a poor worker during a three-month stint earlier this year.