On September 23, 2011 we issued a Press Release regarding Medal of Honor recipient Sgt. Dakota Meyer and how he needed help fighting a bureaucracy. Due to the help of people like you his request, which had to that point hit a dead end, immediately began receiving attention. Unfortunately the judge approved the one option Sgt. Meyer said from the beginning he would not accept- an extension of the filing period for him alone and no one else- and Sgt. Meyer, true to his word, declined to take advantage of it even though it meant he would not be able to take the next test. Our admiration for him only grew because of this action.
We are now asking you to help not just one Marine but many other members of the US Armed Services who through no fault of their own have also been caught up in a bureaucratic snare. Read Keith Sullivan's filing (see attachment) about Greg Della Valle's predicament and then, as you did for Sgt. Meyer (who Greg served with), forward it to anyone you know in the media or elected and other officials and ask them to do what they can to help. Greg is not asking for special treatment; he was not treated fairly and just wants a fair shot.
His name may be familiar to you and that may be because he approached Merit Matters earlier this year for help. We were happy to help him then and now and Greg has always graciously thanked us when he has appeared in the media.
Anyone with questions can contact me or Keith Sullivan. I thank you in advance for whatever help you can provide.
President - Merit Matters