Medal-of-Honor recipient Dakota Meyer fired the first shot that opened SHOT Show 2020's Industry Day at the Range.
In this web exclusive, we tell the story of Pvt. Thomas C. Neibauer, an automatic rifleman in the 42nd "Rainbow" Division and an Idaho native, who received the Medal of Honor for his actions during the Great War.
We owe it to him—and all who gave the last full measure—to remember them, today.
For 71 years, eight months, and six days they waited in an unmarked burial pit on a sliver of an island called Betio in what is now known as the Republic of Kiribati. All 36 of them, most of whom were rifleman from the 8th Marine Regiment, lost their lives during the first major battle of the Central Pacific Campaign.
Memorial Day is a day that is a lot of Americans misunderstand. Frankly, we should thank our active duty military folks and veterans every day, not just on two Federal holidays a year.