Navy Cross recipient gives post-combat advice


story by: Gina Harkins
photo courtesy of: Mike Morones
Capt. Ademola Fabayo led Marines at Ganjgal, one of the most infamous battles of the Afghanistan War. He earned a Navy Cross there, and he lost men there.
Now he makes sure his Marines — including Medal of Honor recipient Dakota Meyer — stay in touch with one another.
Everyone handles life post-combat differently, and that’s the case for the members of Marine Embedded Training Team 2-8, out of Okinawa, Japan, who clashed with more than 50 Taliban fighters Sept. 8, 2009. When they returned home from Kunar province, Meyer — now a sergeant in the Individual Ready Reserve — wrote a book about it.

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