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Kentuckian Will Receive Medal of Honor This Week

President Barack Obama will award the nation's highest military honor to a Kentucky native this week.Former Marine Corporal Dakota Meyer is the third living recipient of the Medal of Honor for actions in Iraq or Afghanistan. Two years ago in Afghanistan, he ran into enemy fire to find four of his fellow troops. He then helped retrieve their bodies. Meyer didn't expect any commendation for his actions. He thought he had failed because his fellow Marines died. He'll receive the medal Thursday.An interview with Meyer:

http://archive.wfpl.org/20110912medalofhonor.mp3

Gabe Bullard is the director of news and editorial strategy.