A highly decorated former United States Marine who says he always dreamed of becoming a New York City firefighter is turning down an opportunity to apply for the job.
Sergeant Dakota Meyer missed the September 19th deadline to apply for the fire department exam because he was receiving the Medal of Honor for his service in Afghanistan.
The judge overseeing the fire department's hiring process decided to reopen the application window just for Meyer.
But Meyer declined, saying he didn't want preferential treatment.
Meyer received the military's highest honor for risking his life to save American and Afghan soldiers trapped by an enemy ambush in 2009.