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« on: August 12, 2011, 09:13:40 PM »

Whatever one may think of the war in Afghanistan, the bravery of this Marine in the face of enemy fire is something to be commended. (I have a soft spot in my heart for U.S. Marines because of the 8 years I spent drilling with them in the Marine Corps Reserve.)

Washington (CNN) -- 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.


The rest of this article can be read here:
http://www.cnn.com/2011/POLITICS/08/12/obama.medal.of.honor/index.html?eref=mrss_igoogle_cnn



Since I posted this on this public board as a way to laud this young Marine for his courage and not in any way to comment on the politics of the war in Afghanistan, please refrain from offering any political commentary on this thread.  Thank you.
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« Reply #1 on: August 12, 2011, 09:21:51 PM »

Quite the accomplishment and well deserved.
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« Reply #2 on: August 12, 2011, 09:27:32 PM »

Ooh-rah! and Semper Fi!
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« Reply #3 on: August 13, 2011, 11:01:26 AM »

Ooh-rah! and Semper Fi!
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