Conflict & Justice

Why a Medal of Honor Recipient is Suing Former Employer BAE Systems

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The Medal of Honor is the highest military decoration in the United States.

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It is awarded to those who display courage on the battlefield above and beyond the call of duty.

Marine Sergeant Dakota Meyer is a recipient.

He received the Medal of Honor from President Obama two months ago, for his service in Afghanistan.

And yesterday Sergeant Meyer filed a defamation lawsuit against defense contractor, BAE Systems.

Sergeant Meyer was working for the company earlier this year but got into a dispute with his superiors.

Julian Barnes reported the story in today's Wall Street Journal.