Medal of Honor recipient Marine Dakota Meyer reports having been assaulted. Kentucky state police are investigating the events that resulted in Meyer requiring medical treatment for a gash to the head that occurred at a party near Lindsey Wilson College in Columbia, Ky. at a facility called the Red Barn Event Rental. The event occurred late Saturday, December 8, 2012 to early Sunday December 9, 2012. A suspect has been identified as 18 year old Kanissa’a Thompson, and he will be charged with 2nd degree assault, a class C felony.
According to Kentucky Law Assault in the 2nd Degree in Ky (KRS 508.020) means a person is guilty of assault in the second degree when: The person intentionally causes serious physical injury to another person; or the person causes physical injury to another person by means of a deadly weapon or dangerous instrument; or the person wantonly causes serious physical injury to another person by means of a deadly weapon or a dangerous instrument.
Meyer is best known for receiving the Medal of Honor, the first living U.S. Marine to receive the Medal of Honor in nearly four decades. It was bestowed by President Obama September 15, 2011 for his actions of bravery in the Battle of Ganjgal. The Battle of Ganjgal was in Afghanistan which engaged American and Afghan forces and the Taliban in Kunar Province, Afghanistan on September 8, 2009.