Marine to receive Medal of Honor next month
August 12th, 2011
07:37 PM ET

Marine to receive Medal of Honor next month

President Barack Obama next month will present the Medal of Honor to the first living Marine to receive the recognition for actions in Afghanistan or Iraq, the White House announced Friday.

Dakota Meyer was in Afghanistan's Kunar province in September 2009 when he repeatedly ran through enemy fire to recover the bodies of fellow American troops.

He will be honored during a White House ceremony September 15.

Meyer will be the third living Medal of Honor recipient from service in the current war theaters.

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  1. banasy©

    Hey, 'Nuff Said:
    I can't help it if I get trolled...the copyright is to set me apart from the Troll Patrol.
    I am sorry you are sick of me.
    That sounds like a personal problem.

    August 14, 2011 at 11:38 am | Report abuse |
  2. banasy©

    Oooh, what would you order from TB?
    I personally like the nacho cheese steak chalupa.

    August 14, 2011 at 11:44 am | Report abuse |

    YES , WE CAN...YES , WE CAN...WE WILL WIN IN WAR ON TERROR (30 whities or what are terrorists will never come back alive...thank you lord....aaamen).

    What do you mean tragedy! It was just a birthday present for planet apes president !!! That's all ! Feels great to flip hamburgers and hip hop atop of good news...makes you feel vibrant and energized !!!

    ARIZONA = UTOYA = GOVERNMENT‘S "AFTERLIFE" CASH & $$ FLASH MOB (there was no shooting in Utoya or Arizona, but instead tear gas and on faces of multiculturalism maniacs while calling you a terrorists) !!! or


    Whitie is fighting war on terrorism just to come home and be pronounced as terrorist...turned in Timothy, jobless, homeless ...YESSS, WE CAN...YESSS, WE CAN...GABBY OPENED HER EYES (Obaminator’s psychotic speech in Tucson = failed “Apocalypse Now“)


    Don't worry O(s)bama, you have just saved USA what is lots of Dollars in your DEBT DEALS(DEAD AND ILL) as those best of America or Navy Seals would also grew older and then you already know how it goes !!!

    August 14, 2011 at 2:08 pm | Report abuse |
  4. raven

    Good post banasy,thank you.

    August 14, 2011 at 3:06 pm | Report abuse |
  5. saywhat

    Talking to Tech Ticker's Aaron Task, author Stephen Glain claims that Pentagon lost US$ 10 trillion (yes) by waste , fraud & abuse.
    Those of you who keep their eyes open to what goes on in our country would recall that Rumsfeld had admitted that 2.3 trillion dollars are reported 'lost' by Pentagon, just a day before 9/11 attacks.

    End these senseless wars, bring our troops home. Stop defrauding American people under false pretexts by drumming up fear & hate.

    August 14, 2011 at 3:23 pm | Report abuse |
    • George Patton

      Well said, saywhat. Thank you.

      August 15, 2011 at 12:14 am | Report abuse |
  6. ronvan

    Sadly, I have to agree with saywhat! As a 23yr. Army Viet Nam vet., I support our troops totally. But these trumped up "wars" have been a screw up since the start. The term "National Security" is not only total BS, but its meaning has become useless! IF, these countries are a threat?, to the U.S. then why not "finish it", instead of continuing nothing more than "political wars" that only results in the loss of life on both sides.

    August 15, 2011 at 8:15 am | Report abuse |
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