Sgt. Dakota Meyer, a Greensburg native, was presented the Congressional Medal of Honor from President Barack Obama for his extraordinary bravery while serving in Afghanistan in 2009.
After an ambush in Kunar Province, Sgt. Meyer repeatedly entered into the heavy fire zone to evacuate the wounded, provide aid and recover the bodies of fallen unit members. He is credited with saving the lives of 13 U.S. Marines and soldiers as well as 23 Afghan soldiers.
He is the first living Marine in 40 years to receive the Congressional Medal of Honor.