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Reluctant hero and the weight of a medal

  • COURTESY ROB CURTIS / MARINE CORPS TIMES
    Former Hawaii Marine Cpl. Dakota Meyer, who left active duty in June 2010, will be the first living Marine since then-Staff Sgt. Allan Kellogg, a Kailua resident, was honored for his heroism in Vietnam in 1970. "Of course, it would be an honor," Meyer said, "but it would be for my guys -- it's not for me."
  • COURTESY ROB CURTIS / MARINE CORPS TIMES
    Felicia Gilliam, Dakota Meyer's mother, says that "every time he talks to someone or gives an interview or anything, it's an opportunity for him to remind people that lives are still being lost over there."
  • STAR-ADVERTISER / 2007
    Allan Kellogg says "there's a lot expected of you" after receiving the Medal of Honor.

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