Into the Fire: A Firsthand Account of the Most Extraordinary Battle in the Afghan War Characters

Dakota Meyer
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Corporal Dakota Meyer

Corporal Dakota Meyer is the protagonist, narrator and author of "Into the Fire". As Team Monti's sniper, Meyer's job is to be in charge of tactics, operations and weapons training. Raised in a small town in Kentucky, Dakota Meyer joins the Marine Corps and trains as a sniper. Eager to fight, he joins a team of advisers being sent to Afghanistan to train the Afghan warriors, and he becomes very close to the other three men on his team, Team Monti. In the fall of 2009, Team Monti is sent on a routine patrol to Ganjigal with many Askars as back-up, but Meyer is replaced by Gunny Johnson because he irritates his commanding officers. Convincing Rod to be his driver, Dakota promises his team that he will come for them if things go badly.

In Ganjigal, Taliban insurgents attack the Americans and the Askars, trapping Team Monti...

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