Two years ago, Marine corporal Dakota Meyer charged five times into heavy enemy fire in Taliban-held areas in Afghanistan to aid fellow U.S. service members. Yesterday,President Obama awarded Meyer, 23, the Medal of Honor, the highest award given to members of the armed services. He’s just the third living veteran to receive the award for service in Afghanistan or Iraq and the first living Marine to be honored since 1973. When White House staff contacted him to arrange the ceremony, Meyer asked if he could have a beer with Obama, and the president invited him to the White House. On Wednesday Meyer had a beer with President Obama .
Sep 16, 2011
Incarcerated rapper Lil Boosie hopes his influence can make a difference, recently highlighting the trouble that comes with drugs and crime to a 15-year old who said he wanted to be like just Boosie on Beyond Scared Straight, a popular rehabilitation show for troubled teens.Boosie’s message from prison was sent as a letter and read over the phone to the 15-year-old by one of his close friends.Boosie wrote : “You can be better than me.You don’t want a marijuana addiction because it leads to trouble as you can see. Look at me. I’ve been in prison two years for smoking marijuana… most gangstas end up in jail or dead… we never got a letter from our role model telling us to chill out.”