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November 10, 1981

Posted in Amazing with tags , , , , on November 9, 2011 by spikestl

Corporal Jason L. Dunham

Cpl. Dunham was born on November 10, 1981.
Coincidently the same day as the Marine Corps Birthday.
He was born and raised in Scio, New York.
On April 14, 2004 Dunham and his squad intercepted multiple cars near the area were his battalion commander’s convoy came under attack. Dunham’s squad was searching for weapons used in the attack, when Dunham discovered an AK-47, a man began attacking the Marines in order to flee. Dunham used Hand to Hand Combat tactics to subdue the man. During this the man dropped a hand grenade. immediately Dunham took off his helmet and put in on the grenade and laid on the helmet to absorb the blast, in doing this he saved the lives of 2 fellow Marines, He was sent to the National Naval Medical Center in Bethesda, Maryland. He died 8 days later.

Awards

Medal of Honor
Purple Heart
Combat Action Ribbon
Navy Meritorious Unit Commendation
Marine Corps Good Conduct Medal
National Defense Service Medal
Iraq Campaign Medal /w 1 Service Star
Global War on Terrorism Service Medal
Navy Sea Service Ribbon
Namesake of USS Jason Dunham (DDG-109)

Teen Punished for Honoring Military

Posted in Cool Beans, FAIL with tags , on June 13, 2011 by spikestl

Medal of Honor: Sgt. Leroy Petry (second living recipient in Afghan war)

Posted in Amazing with tags , on June 9, 2011 by spikestl

Memorial Day, May 30, 2011

Posted in Liberty with tags , on May 26, 2011 by spikestl

Choking back tears, Christian Golczynski accepted the flag from his father’s casket. Photographer Aaron Thompson described this moment as “the most emotionally moving event I may have ever witnessed and may ever witness in my life.”

On March 27, just a few weeks before Marc Golczynski was to return home from his second tour in Iraq — one he volunteered for — he was shot on patrol and killed by enemy fire in al-Aanbar province.

During a moment at the burial, Christian stepped forward to receive the flag for his father. The expression of grief on his young face was captured in a photo and became a powerful symbol for soldiers, their families and anyone who sees it.

When asked about his dad, Christian said, “He was a hero. He helped our country.”

Real Hero’s

Posted in Cool Beans with tags , on May 3, 2011 by spikestl

Wisconsin Capitol Squatters disrespect the Veterans Memorial

Posted in FAIL with tags , on February 27, 2011 by spikestl

H/T Ann Althouse

Happy 100th Birthday, President Reagan

Posted in Amazing, Cool Beans with tags , , , , on February 6, 2011 by spikestl