Medal of Honor recipient Dakota Meyer paused for photos as celebrities left the red carpet before the 140th running of the Kentucky Derby at Churchill Downs in Louisville, Ky., Saturday, May, 03, 2014. awarded the Medal of Honor for his actions during the Battle of Ganjgal on September 8, 2009, in Kunar Province, Afghanistan. Photo by Charles Bertram | Staff
Medal of Honor recipient Dakota Meyer paused for photos as celebrities left the red carpet before the 140th running of the Kentucky Derby at Churchill Downs in Louisville, Ky., Saturday, May, 03, 2014. awarded the Medal of Honor for his actions during the Battle of Ganjgal on September 8, 2009, in Kunar Province, Afghanistan. Photo by Charles Bertram | Staff Herald-Leader
Medal of Honor recipient Dakota Meyer paused for photos as celebrities left the red carpet before the 140th running of the Kentucky Derby at Churchill Downs in Louisville, Ky., Saturday, May, 03, 2014. awarded the Medal of Honor for his actions during the Battle of Ganjgal on September 8, 2009, in Kunar Province, Afghanistan. Photo by Charles Bertram | Staff Herald-Leader