Obama awards Medal of Honor to young US Marine
By JULIE PACE
Sep 15, 3:39 PM EDT
WASHINGTON (AP) -- President Barack Obama on Thursday bestowed the nation's highest military honor on Dakota Meyer, a young and humble Marine who defied orders and barreled straight into a ferocious "killing zone" in Afghanistan to save 36 lives at extraordinary risk to himself.
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