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Medal of Honor: Dakota Meyer
Dakota Meyer, a former active-duty Marine Corps corporal, will receive the Medal of Honor on Sept. 15 for his courageous actions while serving in Afghanistan in 2009, the White House said Friday. These photos were released Friday by the Department of Defense coinciding with the White House's announcement.

Dakota Meyer Gun

Sgt. Dakota Meyer (then a corporal) is seen while deployed in support of Operation Enduring Freedom in Ganjgal Village, Kunar province, Afghanistan.

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Dakota Meyer Arm Shoulder

Sgt. Dakota Meyer, left, (then a corporal) is seen while deployed in support of Operation Enduring Freedom in Ganjgal Village, Kunar province, Afghanistan.

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Dakota Meyer Attention

Sgt. Dakota Meyer, right, (then a corporal) is seen while deployed in support of Operation Enduring Freedom in Ganjgal Village, Kunar province, Afghanistan.

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Dakota Meyer Monkey

Sgt. Dakota Meyer (then a corporal) is seen while deployed in support of Operation Enduring Freedom in Ganjgal Village, Kunar province, Afghanistan.

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Dakota Meyer Vehicle Monkey

Sgt. Dakota Meyer (then a corporal) is seen while deployed in support of Operation Enduring Freedom in Ganjgal Village, Kunar province, Afghanistan.

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Dakota Meyer Salute

Sgt. Dakota Meyer (then a corporal) is seen saluting while deployed in support of Operation Enduring Freedom in Ganjgal Village, Kunar province, Afghanistan.

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Dakota Meyer Big Gun

Sgt. Dakota Meyer (then a corporal) is seen while deployed in support of Operation Enduring Freedom in Ganjgal Village, Kunar province, Afghanistan.

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Dakota Meyer Seven

Sgt. Dakota Meyer, center, (then a corporal) is seen while deployed in support of Operation Enduring Freedom in Ganjgal Village, Kunar province, Afghanistan.

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Dakota Meyer Top of Vehicle

Sgt. Dakota Meyer (then a corporal) is seen while deployed in support of Operation Enduring Freedom in Ganjgal Village, Kunar province, Afghanistan.

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Dakota Meyer Vehicle

Sgt. Dakota Meyer (then a corporal) is seen while deployed in support of Operation Enduring Freedom in Ganjgal Village, Kunar province, Afghanistan.

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Dakota Meyer Machine Gun

Sgt. Dakota Meyer (then a corporal) is seen while deployed in support of Operation Enduring Freedom in Ganjgal Village, Kunar province, Afghanistan.

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Dakota Meyer Four

Sgt. Dakota Meyer, second from right, (then a corporal) is seen while deployed in support of Operation Enduring Freedom in Ganjgal Village, Kunar province, Afghanistan.

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Dakota Meyer Two Fingers

Sgt. Dakota Meyer (then a corporal) is seen flashing two fingers while deployed in support of Operation Enduring Freedom in Ganjgal Village, Kunar province, Afghanistan.

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Dakota Meyer Camo

Sgt. Dakota Meyer, right, (then a corporal) is seen while deployed in support of Operation Enduring Freedom in Ganjgal Village, Kunar province, Afghanistan.

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Dakota Meyer and Buddy

Sgt. Dakota Meyer, right, (then a corporal) is seen while deployed in support of Operation Enduring Freedom in Ganjgal Village, Kunar province, Afghanistan.

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Medal of Honor: Dakota Meyer

Dakota Meyer, a former active-duty Marine Corps corporal, will receive the Medal of Honor on Sept. 15 for his courageous actions while serving in Afghanistan in 2009, the White House said Friday. These photos were released Friday by the Department of Defense coinciding with the White House's announcement.

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