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Whitfield congratulates Medal of Honor Recipient Dakota Meyer
Click on headline for full statement submitted to the Congressional Record, September 15, 2011
WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Rep. Ed Whitfield (KY-01) today entered into the Congressional Record a tribute to Adair County native Dakota Meyer, recipient of the Medal of Honor.
Whitfield, who attended the White House ceremony honoring Meyer, stated in remarks submitted for the record, "I join Dakota Meyer's hometown of Columbia, Kentucky in pride as they celebrate this rare distinction for their native son. Meyer joins the ranks of a small company, who in the face of adversity rise to the occasion and do what needs to be done regardless of the consequences. His heroic actions reflect the values taught and practiced in small communities throughout the heart of America."
Whitfield's full statement in the Congressional Record follows:
Statement of Representative Ed. Whitfield
Submitted to the Congressional Record
September 15, 2011
"Mr. Speaker, the small community of Columbia in south central Kentucky is not unlike many of the rural areas of America that have given of their best young men and women to guarantee our freedom. As of today, however, Columbia has the distinction of being the birthplace of Dakota Meyer, only the third living recipient and the first Marine to be awarded the Medal of Honor for actions in Iraq and Afghanistan.
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