Dakota Meyer is a retired U.S. Marine Corp. sergeant, who is recognized for being the second youngest living Medal of Honor recipient in September 2011. He was presented with such a prestigious honor for his bravery at the 2009 Battle of Ganjgal by the then-president of America Barack Obama.
Likewise, Dakota is also the recipient of the honorary title of Kentucky Colonel provided by the state's governor Steve Beshear.
Besides, he has also written a book titled “Into the Fire: A Firsthand Account of the Most Extraordinary Battle in the Afghan War,” which is based on the war he fought; the book was published in September 2012.
His Bio (Age)
Dakota Meyer was born on 26th June 1988 in Columbia, Kentucky, USA, as Dakota Louis Meyer. He graduated from Green County High School.
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Later, he got enlisted in the Marine Corps at a recruiting station in Louisville, Kentucky, and completed his basic training at Marine Corps Recruit Depot Parris Island.
Married To Divorce Details With Ex-Wife Bristol Plain
Dakota Meyer has not shown any hints regarding his love life ever since getting divorce with his ex-wife Bristol Palin, who is an American reality television personality, public speaker, and real estate agent.
The two started their relationship after meeting each other for the first time at a SHOT Show in Las Vegas on 23 January 2015. Later, they confirmed their relationship by officially announcing their engagement in March 2015.
However, their relationship also went through some ups and downs, like most of the relationships, before they finally decided to tie the wedding knots on 7 June 2016.
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But, after less than two years of wedding, Dakota and Bristol called-off their marriage by officially getting a divorce on 1 August 2018. The reason for their separation was cited as “discord or conflict of personalities.”
Prior to Bristol, he was married to Cassandra Wain in Campbellsville, Kentucky in May 2008. However, they legally divorced on 3 March 2010.
Dakota Meyer has got the best company of his two daughters, which undoubtedly should make him feel more happier than anything else.
Dakota Meyer with his daughters Sailor Grace and Atlee Bay on 27 November 2019 (Photo: Dakota Meyer's Instagram)
His first daughter, Sailor was born on 23 December 2015, and his second daughter Atlee was born on 8 May 2017.
Both the daughters were from his relationship with ex-wife Bristol Palin.
Four Quick Facts About Dakota Meyer
- Dakota was first deployed to Iraq in 2007 before he was deployed to Afghanistan in 2009-10 for the Battle of Ganjgal.
- He currently works for the Individual Ready Reserve of the US Marine Corps Reserve.
- He was enlisted in the Hall of Heroes at the Pentagon and was honored with a parade while receiving Medal of Honor.
- While receiving the Medal of Honor in 2011, he became the first living United States Marine in 41 years to be honored with that prestigious award.