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Medal Of Honor Recipient To Speak At IPFW

Medal of Honor recipient, Sergeant Dakota Meyer,
will be the keynote speaker at the upcoming quarterly luncheon of The Fort Wayne Base Community Council (FWBCC).

Sgt. Meyer is the New York Times best-selling author of Into the Fire: A Firsthand Account of the Most Extraordinary Battle in the Afghan War. The luncheon keynote
speaker is presented by Steel Dynamics, Inc. and Mr. Keith Busse. Patrick Dooley, President of the Board of the FWBCC, said “Sgt. Dakota Meyer is a true American Patriot and now an advocate for better employment options for our returning veterans.

This event is an example of how the Fort Wayne Base Community Council is working to make Northeast Indiana America’s Most Engaged Military Community.”
The luncheon will be held at IPFW beginning at 11:30am on Friday, October 7th, 2016 in the International Ballroom in the Walb Student Union in partnership with the Northeast Indiana Defense Industry Association Mega Conference.

The public is invited to attend this event at a cost of $25 per person and includes a plated lunch. Discounts are given for FWBCC members and military personnel. Registration for this event can be done at the following link:

Advance registration is required by October 3rd, 2016.

Sgt. Meyer earned his medal for his actions during the Battle of Ganjigal, which was part of Operation Enduring Freedom in Afghanistan. He is the first living Marine to have received the medal since 1973 and one of the youngest. Humble and soft-spoken, Meyer insists that he is not a hero, and that any Marine would do the same
thing. He addresses inspiration, motivation, courage, leadership, believing in yourself, doing what is right, and what happened that day in Afghanistan. He is also an entrepreneur, having founded a successful construction company in