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Marine awarded Medal of Honor for actions in Afghanistan

NBC News and news services report:
Speaking to Meyer's work ethic, Obama called him "one of the most down-to-Earth guys you will ever meet."

When the White House first called to talk to Dakota about the award, he was working on a construction job and didn't want to take the call immediately. The White House called back during Meyer's lunch break.

"If I don't work, I don't get paid," Obama said Meyer told him when the two finally did talk.

"He gets his job done," Obama said.

Read more here and see a slideshow of the men who have received the military's highest honor here.