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Kentucky teen charged with assaulting Medal of Honor winner

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Kentucky State Police have arrested a Columbia teenager in an alleged assault on Medal of Honor recipient Dakota Meyer.

 The Lexington Herald-Leader reported Meyer was involved in the altercation over the weekend at a venue near Columbia.

 WYMT-TV reports Meyer was injured badly enough that he was treated at a local hospital and released.

 Police said Thursday they arrested 18-year-old Kanissa'a Thompson and charged him with second-degree assault.

 Meyer was awarded the Medal of Honor last year for his actions in Afghanistan. He is credited with saving 13 American and 23 Afghan soldiers' lives in a grueling 2009 firefight.

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