A Nov. 10, 2010 photo provided by the Marine Corps Times shows former U.S. Marine Cpl. Dakota Meyer, at Marine Corps Base Quantico in Quantico, Va. Meyer, who left active duty in June 2010, will be the first living Marine in 41 years to receive the nation’s highest award for valor for actions in Afghanistan in 2009. Only two living recipients, Army Staff Sgt. Salvatore Giunta and Army Sgt. 1st Class Leroy Petry, have received the award for actions in Iraq and Afghanistan. (AP Photo/Marine Corps Times, Rob Curtis) MANDATORY CREDIT MAGS OUT NO SALES The Associated Press A Nov. 10, 2010 photo provided by the Marine Corps Times shows former U.S. Marine Cpl. Dakota Meyer, at Marine Corps Base Quantico in Quantico, Va. Meyer, who left active duty in June 2010, will be the first living Marine in 41 years to receive the nation’s highest award for valor for actions in Afghanistan in 2009. Only two living recipients, Army Staff Sgt. Salvatore Giunta and Army Sgt. 1st Class Leroy Petry, have received the award for actions in Iraq and Afghanistan. (AP Photo/Marine Corps Times, Rob Curtis) MANDATORY CREDIT MAGS OUT NO SALES The Associated PressWASHINGTON (AP) — Pentagon officials say President Barack Obama will present the Medal of Honor to a Marine who braved enemy fire in Afghanistan in a bid to find and retrieve three missing Marines and a Navy corpsman.Dakota Meyer, who left active duty in June 2010, will be the first living Marine in 41 years to receive the nation's highest award for valor.Only two living recipients — Army Staff Sgt. Salvatore Giunta (JOON'-tuh) and Army Sgt. 1st Class Leroy Petry — have received the award for actions in Iraq and Afghanistan.The decision to present the award to Meyer was first reported Tuesday by Leatherneck, a Marine Corps Association publication, and by the Marine Corps Times, an independent newspaper. Both said Obama called Meyer on Monday to break the news.

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