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President Obama gave Medal of Honor to Marine

President Obama presented the Medal of Honor, September 15, 2011 at the White House to a Marine, Dakota Meyer who saved 36 lives after an ambush in Afghanistan two years ago.

Medal of Honor is the military’s highest honor.

Obama said, “Today, we pay tribute to an American who placed himself in the thick of the fight again and again and again.”

Meyer and Staff Sgt. Juan Rodriguez-Chavez were driving the Humvee, went into the “killing zone” five times, picking up wounded men and dead bodies. They saved the lives of 13 U.S. Marines and Army soldiers. Even 23 Afghan soldiers.

What’s amazing, Meyer killed at least eight Taliban insurgents despite shrapnel wounds to his arm.

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