|Dakota Meyer Photo credit: Marinesmag|
On September 15th, President Barack Obama will award Dakota Meyer, a former active duty Marine Corps Corporal, the Medal of Honor for conspicuous gallantry. He will receive the Medal of Honor for his courageous actions while serving as a member of Marine Embedded Training Team 2-8, Regional Corps Advisory Command 3-7, in Kunar Province, Afghanistan, on September 8, 2009 in support of Operation Enduring Freedom.
He will be the third living recipient – and first Marine – to be awarded the Medal of Honor for actions in Iraq or Afghanistan. He and his family will join the President at the White House to commemorate his example of selfless service. Dakota Meyer was born in Columbia, Kentucky on June 26, 1988, attended local public schools. Official White House Statement
Great interview with Dakota Meyer in Marine Corps Times
Video: Marine Corps Times interviews Dakota Meyer, Medal of Honor recipient
See our previous article: U.S. Marine Dakota Meyer to receive the Medal of Honor for actions in Afghanistan