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Dwindling living legacy of valor adds one

Young Marine to receive Medal of Honor for action in Afghanistan

Written by
Gretel C. Kovach
6:34 p.m., Sept. 14, 2011

When Dakota Meyer, a 23-year-old Marine who fought to save his comrades from an enemy ambush in Afghanistan, is awarded the Medal of Honor Thursday, he will join a small and rapidly dwindling group of veterans.

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