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  • BOOK REVIEW: ‘Into the Fire’

    Like fellow Medal of Honor winners Alvin York and Audie Murphy in World Wars I and II respectively, Sgt. Dakota Meyer is a Southern farm boy who always has been good with a rifle. Like them, he always has been something of a maverick as well. He has strong opinions and tends to be reckless and innovative. All this stood him well in the battle of Ganjigal in Afghanistan's deadly Kunar River Valley.

  • American Scene

    A U.S. Marine awarded the nation's highest military honor is suing a defense contractor he says cost him a job by characterizing him as mentally unstable and having alcohol problems to a prospective employer.

  • LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Medal recipients the new 'greatest generation'

    Last week, President Obama awarded the Medal of Honor to a former Marine, Sgt. Dakota Meyer, for his courageous attempts to rescue U.S. and Afghan soldiers under intense enemy fire in Afghanistan on Sept. 8, 2009 ("Kin of killed soldiers say reprimands lenient," Nation, Monday).

  • Marine Sgt. Dakota Meyer, shown in an undated photo, was deployed in support of Operation Enduring Freedom in Ganjgal Village in Afghanistan's Kunar province. The 23-year-old former Marine scout sniper from Columbia, Ky., who has since left the corps, will become the first living Marine to be awarded the Medal of Honor in decades. (AP Photo/U.S. Marine Corps)

    Memorials set as Marine gets Medal of Honor

    Dakota Meyer saved 36 lives from an ambush in Afghanistan, and the former Marine corporal will collect the nation's highest military honor at the White House on Thursday. While he is receiving the Medal of Honor, Mr. Meyer's slain comrades will be memorialized in hometown ceremonies at his request.

  • President Obama shakes the hand of former Marine Corps Sgt. Dakota Meyer, 23, after awarding him the Medal of Honor. The Kentucky resident was in Afghanistan's Kunar province in September 2009 when he killed at least eight Taliban insurgents, rescuing 36 fellow soldiers from an ambush. (Associated Press)

    Marine awarded Medal of Honor

    A retired Marine corporal who was wounded in Afghanistan while rescuing 36 fellow Marines and soldiers from an ambush was awarded the Medal of Honor, the nation's highest military award, Thursday at the White House by President Obama.

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