Dakota Meyer was born and raised in Columbia, KY and is a father of 2 beautiful daughters. Dakota enlisted in the United States Marine Corps in 2006 after graduating from Green County High School. He completed his basic training at Parris Island Recruit Training Depot later that year. In 2007 Dakota became one of the youngest school trained snipers in the Marine Corps. Dakota deployed twice to combat.
For his actions on his last deployment to Afghanistan Dakota became the first living United States Marine in 41 years to receive the Medal of Honor. After leaving the military Dakota has continued his passion for serving. He became EMT certified and currently volunteers as a Firefighter with Spicewood Fire Department where he lives in Texas. He, Brandon and David share the common belief that each of us have the responsibility of leaving the world a better place than when we entered.