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During one of the War in Afghanistan's worst battles, 21-year-old scout sniper Dakota Meyer took one brave risk.
After learning that four of his closest friends were missing after an ambush in a heavily Taliban-occupied area, Meyer decided to look for them by himself.
Hurt and tired, the Marine looked for the group while hiding as best as he could from a rain of bullets, saving over a dozen lives, including Army Soldiers, Marines, and Afghan trainees.
Dakota Meyer became the second-youngest living Medal of Honor recipient and the first living United States Marine since the Vietnam War to earn the United States Military's highest honor.
He was also the only one to share a beer with the president before the ceremony...
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