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Marine to receive the Medal of Honor

Thursday, July 21, 2011 - 1:42pm

NATIONAL (FOX44) - President Obama is set to award a former Marine the Medal of Honor.

In September 2009, 22-year old Dakota Meyer braved enemy fire, and charged on foot alone into a remote Taliban controlled village.

He found four members of his team shot to death after a fierce firefight.

Already wounded by shrapnel, Meyer, from Austin, Texas, helped carry them from the kill zone.

Meyer, who left the Marine Corps in June 2010 as a Corporal, talked with "The Military Times" before the President contacted him Monday about the award.

He said even on his worst days, he finds at least four reasons to keep going.

It's unclear when Meyer, a scout sniper, will receive the medal.

Only two living recipients, Army Staff Sergeant Salvatore Giunta, and Army Sergeant First Class Leroy Petry, have received the award for actions in Iraq and Afghanistan.

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