President Obama presents the Medal of Honor to Marine Corps Sgt. Dakota Meyer. Jim Watson /AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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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. Charles Dharapak/AP hide caption

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