Medal of Honor Recipient Helps Tornado Victims
- Duration 2:06
- Date Mar 19, 2012
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They are -- Dakota lives about four hours from here -- like everyone else he saw what happened to west liberty.
-- which was -- took a direct hit from that powerful tornado.
It damaged or destroyed hundreds of buildings in dozens of homes and this was -- trailer right here and this area behind me was.
All downed trees as of about twelve hours ago I was told that you couldn't see the house up on the hill.
When the trees were standing but now they're down obviously gives you the house and you could see the bobcats that are out there all driven by volunteers who came here.
We have Dakota Meyer.
To help out -- Dakota joins us now live.
Tell us why and what motivated you to come here.
I -- you know -- in my buddies here Joseph Thatcher Blake cancer you know Randy catcher this were to sit around.
We've seen it on TV you know we had -- something you know this is why we live in the greatest country in the world you know we're gonna we're gonna come out these people out there another -- alone.
I was watching you maneuver one of those heavy pieces of equipment you're -- sticks around one of them call you right side of the face -- -- -- -- -- -- -- Actually seen it coming I thought I was gonna knock me out and it got close to split off base open but not this part of it but there was someone here who they would -- -- -- and now you're back yet.
-- was it was just there was your goal.
My goal there's is that.
The try to help out as as much as I can and that's that these people know that we're here we're all think you know woman.
And -- -- showed other Americans you know this is -- this we do think however busy day to come.
Come help other people out there were less fortune in the storms.
We were talking yesterday told -- that this was the worst you've ever seen and you've seen some pretty terrible thing.
It is I tell you know we heard about it we see pictures but you know distraught in downtown in the NC and churches and listen to people's stories render assistance it's insane.
Well we appreciate your service we appreciate your -- -- -- -- locals there was.
Well is one of the bobcats -- some more still work.
And obviously a lot of work left to be done north though so there -- urging anyone and everyone to come out and -- Indian of course decode it has been you know that person he is he is.
We're losing everything about me it's common and that is -- we noticed that the Dakota.
You know he's so humbled that he's like no it's not just me doing -- I have my buddies.
Help me are reluctant hero.