White House Initially Denied Republican's Request to Attend Medal of Honor Event
September 15th, 2011
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White House initially denies rep's request to attend Medal of Honor event
By John T. Bennett, The Hill - 09/15/11 12:42 PM ET
The White House initially denied a request by Rep. Duncan Hunter (R-Calif.) to attend a Medal of Honor ceremony for a fellow Marine Corps and Afghanistan war veteran, a congressional source said.
Hunter first learned last week about plans for President Obama to award former Marine Cpl. Dakota Meyer the Medal of Honor during a Thursday ceremony at the White House. Hunter formally requested to attend the ceremony earlier this week, but the White House said no, the congressional source said.
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