Kentucky Medal of Honor recipient Dakota Meyer will be honored in a ceremony in his home county on Oct. 2, Adair County officials have announced.
The event will be at 2 p.m. (CDT) at the Lindsey Wilson College football stadium in Columbia. Meyer will take part in a parade leading to the stadium, and there will be an opportunity to get a signed photo taken with him.
Several public officials are scheduled to attend, including Republican U.S. Reps. Hal Rogers and Ed Whitfield; state Senate President David Williams, R-Burkesville; and state Rep. John "Bam" Carney, R-Campbellsville.
Proceeds from the event will benefit a scholarship fund for the children of wounded U.S. Marines. Meyer is raising money for the fund.
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Meyer, 23, was awarded the Medal of Honor this month for heroic action during a fire fight in Afghanistan in September 2009 in which he was credited with saving 36 soldiers. He was a Marine corporal at the time.