Medal of Honor recipient Dakota Meyer was invited to celebrate the Marine Corps’ birthday in Afghanistan and was finalizing details with the Obama Administration.
Meyer was preparing to attend the Marine Corps birthday ball in Kabul, Afghanistan, but due to security concerns, the ball was eventually moved inside the embassy itself, according to the Tribunest.
After the ball was moved to the Embassy, Ambassador P. Michael McKinley ordered his chief of mission to “look into” Meyer. He decided against allowing the Medal of Honor recipient to attend because Meyer had been a vocal critic against the Obama administration, according to the news piece.
The Tribunest interviewed Meyer, “I was told he doesn’t like my position and comments on the administration, but those views are my right. Blocking access to the American embassy is his right as the ambassador.”
“It’s disheartening that he’s using the Marine Corps Ball as a chance be petty and political. This should be beyond politics and a time for him to support the men and women who defend he and his staff at the embassy.”
Meyer stated that he’d see those Marines after the deployment saying, “It’s okay though, I’ll make sure to meet up with those Marines when they come home and we’ll have a belated celebration of our own.”
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