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President Obama presents the Medal of Honor to Marine Corps Sgt. Dakota Meyer.
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December 15, 2011 While Dakota Meyer "by all accounts deserved" to be nominated for the award, many of the claims about his bravery were exaggerated, according to McClatchy Newspapers.
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President Barack Obama applauds former Marine Cpl. Dakota Meyer, 23, on Thursday, Sept. 15, 2011, after awarding him the Medal of Honor at the White House.
September 29, 2011 Meyer turned down the opportunity to apply for a job with the New York City Fire Department because others weren't being given the same chance. The opportunity only comes up once every four years.
September 15, 2011 At a time when pessimism abounds — about the economy, about the state of American politics, about Afghanistan, along comes the story of U.S. Marine Corps Sgt. Dakota Meyer to remind us that our better angels can be found even at the worst moments.
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