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Marine's uncommon valor in Afghanistan garners Medal of Honor

Cpl. Dakota Meyer fought to save his friends on "worst day" of his life

Written by
Gretel C. Kovach
1 p.m., Aug. 27, 2011

Cpl. Dakota Meyer was the youngest on the team assigned to mentor Afghan security forces. Until that day, the 21-year-old Marine’s worst firefight had been in the video game Call of Duty.

For more on Cpl. Dakota Meyer:

http://www.signonsandiego.com/news/2011/aug/27/marines-uncommon-valor-afghanistan-garners-medal-h/