While this did not occur during the Korean War, USMC Sergeant Dakota Meyer earned the nation’s highest award for gallantry under fire, the Congressional Medal of Honor during service in Afghanistan. He is the first US Marine to be awarded the medal while alive in 38 years. The other awards have been posthumous.
WASHINGTON (Sept. 15, 2011) President Barack Obama awards the Medal of Honor to former Marine Corps Sgt. Dakota Meyer during a ceremony in the East Room of the White House. (White House photo by Pete Souza/Released)
With some of Afghanistan’s mountain as a backdrop, a photo of Dakota Meyer and comrade “in country.”