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."
Follow these links and read about this brave young hero.
The Desert Sun
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.
Retired from the US Air Force after more than 20 years of service. Now working as a contractor for various government agencies.