Medal of Honor Recipient Dakota Meyer Blasts Michael Moore’s Comments

Sgt. Dakota Meyer / AP
January 19, 2015

Medal of Honor recipient Dakota Meyer criticized Michael Moore for Twitter comments he made Sunday.

Moore tweeted, "Snipers aren’t heroes" on Sunday evening.

Meyer responded to the tweet in a post on Scout.

I’m sure that his grandfather, who died serving this country, is rolling over in his grave knowing that his grandson is using him to justify him calling U.S. servicemen cowards. I’d be willing to bet that at some point during his grandfather’s service, he was watched over by U.S. snipers, and probably had his life saved more than once by U.S. snipers during the war.

I served as a Marine sniper for three years, and I believe the film American Sniper depicted what we do perfectly. A sniper’s primary goal is to eliminate ground threats for U.S. guys on the ground. Is that what a coward is? A person whose goal is to save the lives of his warrior brothers?

No, cowards are people who didn’t have the guts to serve, and are happy to sit back in a free and protected country and call our service members cowards. I find it funny that this Moore guy would only say this after Chris Kyle was killed. I’d have loved to see him say that to Chris’s face.

Meyer suggested Americans boycott "this idiot’s films," saying he’d never seen one.

"What would I do if I owned a Michael Moore DVD?" Meyer asked. "I’d set it up out back and set my cowardly sniper skill on it."