Cpl. Dakota Meyer

September 8, 2011 by USA Post 

Cpl. Dakota MeyerCpl. Dakota Meyer, A first place that marine life is first to receive the Medal of Honor for actions in Afghanistan or Iraq, the White House announced.

Dakota Meyer, and a sergeant in the reserve inactive list, is to receive the highest U.S. military honor President Barack Obama at a ceremony at the White House on September 15 press chief said Friday. Meyer was named for the honor after having recovered the bodies of three Marines killed by insurgents in Kunar province September 9, 2009.

Meyer was born in Columbia, Kentucky, and joined the Marines after graduating from Green County High School in 2006. He was sent to Iraq in 2007 and Afghanistan in 2009 and ended his active service in 2010.

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