Kentucky Medal of Honor recipient Dakota Meyer criticized professional poker player and social media personality Dan Bilzerian for running away during the mass shooting in Las Vegas.
Bilzerian witnessed a woman getting shot in the head and posted a video on social media as concertgoers at the Mandalay Bay Resort ran for cover. At least 59 people died and 527 were injured.
“This is why children shouldn’t classify heroes by their followers or their photos. @danbilzerian this is what kills me about people like you. Always playing ‘operator dress up’ and so tough when the cameras are on,” Meyer wrote on Instagram.
“A woman just got shot in the head and you are running away filming that’s not what operators do. Please stop trying to be someone your not. People are dying, you’re running away not helping them and pretending it’s worthy of a video is disgusting.”
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Meyer, a native of Adair County, is a veteran of the Marines and the war in Afghanistan. He was awarded the Medal of Honor by President Barack Obama in September 2011 for his actions during the Battle of Ganjgal on Sept. 9, 2009, in Afghanistan.
Bilzerian is reported to have failed multiple attempts to join elite Navy SEALs. Photos of Bilzerian with guns are all over the web.
Others have Tweeted Bilzerian’s Vegas shooting-related Snapchat videos, which are not included here because they are laden with expletives and a graphic description of the woman he says was “shot in the face right next to me.”