Before being awarded a Medal of Honor tomorrow, former Marine Dakota Meyer had one request: to sit down and have a beer with the President.

The thing is, that that’s such an awesome request. Of course the president has to do it, and of course he wants to do it…amirite?…but I’m inspired by Meyer’s forthrightness in knowing that he deserves an audience with the president, and not shying away from asking for it. Meyer is being awarded the medal after he risked his own life to save 36 of his comrades, who were Marines and Army personnel as well as Afghan fighters, when they were taken by a surprise attack in 2009.

This photo op happened at the White House earlier today.