Marine receives Medal of Honor at White House
September 15th, 2011
03:05 PM ET
8 years ago

Marine receives Medal of Honor at White House

Washington (CNN) - A Marine who ran through enemy fire to recover wounded fellow American and Afghan troops during a firefight in Afghanistan received the Medal of Honor Thursday from President Barack Obama.

"You did your duty above and beyond and you kept the faith," Obama told Dakota Meyer, who became the first living Marine to be recognized with the nation's highest military honor for actions in Afghanistan or Iraq.


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  1. WiredweirdinSF

    Does this lad recognize that when the socialist Obozo administration cuts the legitimate spending for national defense in favor of giving more of our tax money to the uneducated, drug addicts that vote for democrat liberals, he would be left in the field with nothing to defend himself with?

    September 15, 2011 09:24 am at 9:24 am |
  2. Wire Palladin, S. F.

    I know Meyer is concerned about civilians being used to shield the enemy, and our troops are restricted by the rules of engagement. I commend this hero for his service. After watching the bagger debate, a tea bagger response would be to say, "It's their own fault, they got killed, I am not going to get them." That position also coincides with China's attitude for their own countrymen.

    September 15, 2011 09:51 am at 9:51 am |
  3. cindy

    Thank you Mr. Meyers!!!! God bless you and ALL our men and women in our Armed Forces. You all deserve so much more!!! Thank You!!!!!

    September 15, 2011 10:15 am at 10:15 am |
  4. Dominican mama 4 Obama

    Congratulations Mr. Meyer.
    Well deserved and well earned award.
    A TRUE hero.

    September 15, 2011 10:20 am at 10:20 am |