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Ohio native awarded the Medal of Honor

Edward Byers Jr. (Photo: Washington Post) Edward Byers Jr. (Photo: Washington Post)
CINCINNATI, OH (FOX19) -

President Obama will present Monday the Medal of Honor to Edward Byers Jr. 

The U.S. Navy SEAL is a Toledo Ohio native graduating from Otsego High School in 1997, and enlisted the next year. 

Byers was part of a nighttime raid of a Taliban compound where an American doctor was being held hostage back in 2012.

That doctor kidnapped for ransom while attempting to set up medical clinics. 

Byers is the 11th living service member to receive the Medal of Honor for actions in Afghanistan.

The U.S. Navy SEALS have the reputation as the toughest people on the planet.

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