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President Obama OKs Medal of Honor for Dakota Meyer

News stories are spreading across America the announcement that Columbia, KY resident and Greensburg Native was notified Monday, July 18, 2011, that he will receive the Congressional Medal of Honor.

The first, or one of the first authoritative sources was the Navy Times, which posted a lengthy story on Tuesday, July 19, 2011, at 18:36:54 EDT at this link: Obama OKs Medal of Honor for living MarineAlong with the story there is an interview with the the former Marine Corporal.Thanks to Chris Schmidt, a friend of Dakota Meyer for information for this story, and thanks to Ann Young, also a person personal friend of Meyer's and Guidance Counselor at Adair County High School for these additional links:There's already a Dakota Meyer page at Wikipedia, already updated to carry the news of the call from President Obama to let Meyer know of the honor, saying "On July 18, 2011, President Barack Obama called Meyer and informed him his case for the Medal of Honor had been approved, Marine Corps Times reported. No date for the White House ceremony has been announced." To read the entire story, click to Wikipedia, Dakota Meyer

We hope to carry an interview with Dakota Meyer in the very near future, along with more stories and photos. Comments, photos, stories and contributions to the Dakota Meyer story are welcome. Send using any Contact/Submit button.

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Dakota Meyer at Adair County High School

2011-07-20 - 518 Indian DR, Columbia, KY. - Photo photo from Adair County High School Year Book. 526 Indian DR, Columbia, KY
Ann Young called CM tonight, Wednesday, July 20, 2011, to let us know that Marine Corps Sgt. Dakota Meyer will receive the Congressional Medal of Honor. The photo above is one she sent to CM when the nation's hero spoke to the student body and staff at Adair County High School during our Veterans Day ceremony. Meyer, who attended Adair County High School and graduated from Green County High School, had already been nominated for the Congressional Medal of honor, the highest award which can be given to military personnel when this photo was taken. He is a resident of Adair County and is the son of Mike Meyer of Adair County. Photo and information courtesy Ann Young, Guidance Counselor at Adair County High School.

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Dakota Meyer interviewed on WHVE

2011-07-23 - Columbia, KY - Photo by Larry Smith.
Larry Smith writes: Here's a photo of Dakota Meyer. Dakota gave me an interview Saturday morning on 92.7 The Wave. Dakota attended Adair County Schools through the 10th grade and transferred to Green County for his junior and senior year. Dakota is now 23 years old." Meyer received a call Monday morning from President Barack Obama confirming that he will receive the Congressional Medal of Honor.

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