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Episode 165: Dakota Meyer, former U.S. Marine, sniper, Medal of Honor recipient and firefighter EMT

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In this episode of The Real ResQ, host Jason Quinn is joined by Dakota Meyer, former U.S. Marine, sniper, Medal of Honor recipient, current firefighter and EMT.

Throughout their conversation, Meyer shares his experiences in both the military and as a firefighter. He discusses his decision to join the Marine Corps and the values that drove him to serve.

Meyer recounts the events of a few heroic missions in Afghanistan and one that led to him receiving the Medal of Honor.  They also speak about another mission Meyer had only four days after the Medal of Honor mission. This mission earned Meyer a Navy and Marine Corps Commendation Medal with Valor.

They transition to the fire service, where Meyer shares a memorable call he responded to in this line of duty. He showed up on scene and saw a frantic woman yelling about her son who was stuck in a vehicle underwater. Meyer shares more of his experiences as a firefighter and EMT, highlighting intense rescues and extractions, frequent medical calls, and firefighter competitions.

They go into a deeper conversation about the phrase “own the dash,” what that truly represents, and the importance of “owning the dash.” Meyer also speaks about how that ideology inspires him in his day-to-day life. He emphasizes the need for good people to step up and make a positive impact in the world. Enjoy!

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