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Marines Promoted Inflated Story For Medal Of Honor Winner

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A military aide holds up the Medal of Honor as the citation is read before US President Barack Obama awarded US Marine Corps SGT Dakota Meyer in the East Room of the White House in Washington, D.C., September 15, 2011. (JIM WATSON/AFP/Getty Images) | Getty File

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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