More on the 9/11 Generation
2:26 PM, Sep 10, 2011 • By WILLIAM KRISTOL
In interviews, Meyer always calls attention to those with whom he served, especially those who “gave the ultimate sacrifice for our country.” Meyer says of the Medal of Honor: “If they give it to me, it’s not for me. It’s for those guys and their families.”
And so he would want any recognition of him also to pay tribute to those didn’t make it out alive from Ganjgal two years ago: Marine Gunnery Sgt. Edwin Johnson, 31; Marine Staff Sgt. Aaron Kenefick, 30; Marine 1st Lt. Michael Johnson, 25; Navy Hospital Corpsman 3rd Class James Layton, 22; and Army Sgt. 1st Class Kenneth Westbrook, 41, who died Oct. 7, 2009, at Walter Reed Army Medical Center in Washington from medical complications related to wounds sustained in the attack.