Dakota Meyer


3957When Dakota Meyer was presented the Medal of Honor on September 11, 2011, he became the second Marine Corps recipient of the award in the War on Terrorism, and the first living marine to earn the Medal of Honor since the end of the Vietnam War. The President of the United States of America, in the name of Congress, takes pleasure in presenting the Medal of Honor to Corporal Dakota L. Meyer, United States Marine Corps, for conspicuous gallantry and intrepidity at the risk of his life above and beyond the call of duty while serving with Marine Embedded Training Team Team 2-8, Regional Corps Advisory Command 3-7, in Kunar Province, Afghanistan, on 8 September 2009.