U.S. President Barack Obama awards Dakota Meyer, a former active duty Marine Corps Corporal, the Medal of Honor "for conspicuous gallantry and intrepidity at the risk of his life aboe and beyond the call of duty" in the East Room of the White House in Washington, D.C., September 15, 2011. (Olivier Douliery/Abaca Press/MCT)
U.S. President Barack Obama awards Dakota Meyer, a former active duty Marine Corps Corporal, the Medal of Honor "for conspicuous gallantry and intrepidity at the risk of his life aboe and beyond the call of duty" in the East Room of the White House in Washington, D.C., September 15, 2011. (Olivier Douliery/Abaca Press/MCT) MCT
U.S. President Barack Obama awards Dakota Meyer, a former active duty Marine Corps Corporal, the Medal of Honor "for conspicuous gallantry and intrepidity at the risk of his life aboe and beyond the call of duty" in the East Room of the White House in Washington, D.C., September 15, 2011. (Olivier Douliery/Abaca Press/MCT) MCT

Descriptions of actions that earned Dakota Meyer his Medal of Honor were embellished, inaccurate

December 15, 2011 12:00 AM