Marines Promoted Inflated Story For Medal Of Honor Winner

12/14/2011 06:48 pm ET
  • Jonathan S. Landay McClatchy Newspapers

WASHINGTON -- With Dakota Meyer standing at attention in his dress uniform, sweat glistening on his forehead under the television lights, President Barack Obama extolled the former Marine corporal for the "extraordinary actions" that had earned him the Medal of Honor, the nation's highest award for valor.

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