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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    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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