Dakota Meyer jokes with David Letterman


Dakota Meyer and David Letterman share a laugh Thursday night on "Late Show." (CBS screen grab)

Medal of Honor recipient Sgt. Dakota Meyer appeared on “Late Show with David Letterman” Thursday night, and thing got loose pretty quickly. You’ve got to love “greasing the Bobcat” jokes, in particular:


For what it’s worth, it appears Meyer is still laughing about the appearance. He posted the following message on Twitter this morning:

The full episode is available here.


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  2. “Don’t make any rash decisions….” Wow. 🙂

    I wonder if Letterman, or obama for that matter, realize the greatness of these young men with whom they “visit”?

    People like Dakota Meyer and all MOH recipients amaze me. People like Letterman and obama can never truly understand….

  3. When I read the comment left by “Blue” on Sept. 26, I’m completely mystified as to how someone can take a proud moment for this young man and taint it with negativity regarding his own political views. The President awarded Dakota the Medal of Honor, which is is the highest military decoration awarded by the United States government. David Letterman invited Dakota to be on his show, which was the highest honor that he has the ability to give to someone. What exactly did Blue want David Letterman and President Obama to do (besides what they already did) to show their appreciation of Dakota’s accomplishments? I’m curious to know. But on a different note, what I would truly like to say is Dakota make me even prouder to be an American!

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