Friday, July 22, 2011

ex Kaneohe Marine to receive Nations Highest Honor

A marine who used to be stationed at Kaneohe will receive the nation's highest award.

Dakota Meyer will be just the third living recipient to receive the medal of honor for his heroism since Vietnam.

Officials say Meyer is being awarded for his action in Afghanistan in September 2009.

When while injured he pulled four fallen comrades away from enemy forces.

Meyer was stationed in Okinawa at the time.. and is no-longer in the Corps.

President Obama called Meyer to inform him about the honor on Monday.

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