|Dakota Meyer, honored hero.|
More detail of the mens' heroism is here. The officer screw-up is re-confirmed:
An investigation conducted after the battle determined that two Army officers making those decisions in the operations center that day "were clearly negligent." "The actions of key leaders" in the command center, the report said, "were inadequate and ineffective, contributing directly to the loss of life which ensued." Because of what the report calls "poor performance" and "an atmosphere of complacency," the operations center just did not realize how bad the situation was until it was too late.
"You can't sugarcoat it," said now retired Colonel Richard Hooker, who conducted the investigation.
Captain William Swenson, whistle-blower and hero.