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Jason Lee Dunham
Birth: Nov. 10, 1981
Scio
Allegany County
New York, USA
Death: Apr. 22, 2004
Bethesda
Montgomery County
Maryland, USA

Iraq War Congressional Medal of Honor Recipient. He served in the United States Marine Corps as a Corporal in K Company, 3rd Battalion, 7th Marines. President Bush announced on November 10, 2006, the 231st anniversary of the U.S. Marine Corps, that Dunham would be awarded the Medal of Honor. He is the first Marine since the Vietnam War and the second United States serviceman to receive the Medal of Honor. His citation reads: "On a dusty road in western Iraq, Corporal Dunham gave his own life so that the men under his command might live," and was presented posthumously to his family by President George W. Bush on January 11, 2007. On April 14, 2004, Corporal Dunham was manning a checkpoint in Karabilah, Iraq, when an insurgent leapt from his car and began choking him. A scuffle ensued as two Marines approached to help. Reportedly, the last words from Corporal Dunham were, "No, No. Watch his hand." Suddenly, the insurgent dropped a grenade. Corporal Dunham took off his Kevlar helmet, dropped to the ground, and covered the explosive as best he could. The blast seriously wounded all 3 Marines. Eight days later, Corporal Jason L. Dunham, age 22, died at Bethesda Naval Hospital from the wounds he received. (bio by: Debbie) 
 
Burial:
Fairlawn Cemetery
Scio
Allegany County
New York, USA
Plot: Section 2, Lot 88, Space 4
 
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Record added: Nov 10, 2006
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We never met you Mr. Dunham but we sure learned a lot about you on our Medal of Honor Project this summer. Thank you for your service. You will never be forgotten.
- DJ and Derrick
 Added: Aug. 15, 2015
God bless you and Thank You for your service to our great Nation. Rest in Peace.
- Rick
 Added: Aug. 10, 2015
God bless you throughout the Summer, the season of life at its fullest. Rest in Peace.
- Richard S. Barzelogna
 Added: Jul. 23, 2015
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