The young men and women of America who decide they want to serve their country don't get to choose how, where and when. They are given their orders and sent away.
Following their orders, some lose their lives.
On September 8, 2009 Marine corporal Dakota Meyer didn't follow orders meant to keep him alive. Instead he put himself in mortal danger. Five times. And saved three dozen lives.
If he had been lost before saving any of those thirty-six others, he would never be known. Like, perhaps, so many others, whether following their orders or their hearts.