Thursday, July 08, 2004
  America's Heroes - 8 July 2004
Why are there so many stories the media doesn't report? They love to beat us down with what they think is the bad news in the war. I read today that who you think is winning in Iraq is determined by who you want to win. If that's so, the media must be on the wrong side. Otherwise they'd tell us the good news. Otherwise they'd tell us about Jason Dunham.

Corporal Jason L. Dunham, USMC

Corporal Jason L. Dunham is an American hero. On April 14 Jason gave the last full measure of devotion when he leapt onto a grenade to save his friends. Jason had extended his enlistment so he could remain with his unit through their tour in Iraq. He told a friend, "I want to make sure everyone makes it home alive. I want to be sure you go home to your wife alive.”
Jason's father, Daniel Dunham, an Air Force veteran, said, "Jason’s been my hero since he was born. All my kids are. They never had to do anything to prove that to me."

Corporal Dunham's comrades pay their respects.

Follow these links and read about this brave young hero.
Bob Lonsberry
The Desert Sun
Talking Proud
Marine Corps News

Corporal Dunham has been recommended for the Medal of Honor for his selfless and heroic actions. According to the Marines, he is their only candidate for the award.

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