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Medal Of Honor For KY Farm Boy


Amazing feats of courage from Marine Cpl. Dakota Meyer. Born in Greensburg, KY, he becomes the first living U.S. Marine to win MOH in 40 years. Here's a bit about Meyer's early life:

Men do not suddenly acquire unshakable determination to face almost certain death. At the age of four, young Dakota wanted to drive the old tractor on the family farm in Kentucky. His father told him he had to be old enough to turn the hand crank. An hour later, the tractor roared to life—Dakota had repeatedly jumped from the tractor hood onto the crank until it turned over. When he was five, he solemnly assured his grandmother that he would guard her against robbers. A rugged athlete in high school, he also tutored autistic students. He volunteered for Afghanistan as his second combat tour and risked death to rescue Afghans as well as Americans.

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