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Marine Sergeant Will Receive the Medal of Honor

Sergeant (then Corporal) Dakota Meyer at an awards ceremony in Afghanistan.

Sergeant (then Corporal) Dakota Meyer stands at an awards ceremony in Afghanistan.

Congratulations to Sergeant Dakota L. Meyer who will receive the Medal of Honor for his acts of extraordinary heroism in Afghanistan on September 8, 2009. 

Over the course of a six hour fire fight, Sgt. Meyer entered the battle zone five separate times to evacuate the wounded, provide essential aid, and save the lives of 13 Marines and 23 Afghan soldiers. 

Sgt. Meyer will be the first living Marine to receive the Medal of Honor in 41 years.

Learn more about Sgt. Meyer’s heroic actions.