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CPL Jason Lee Dunham
Birth: Nov. 10, 1981
Allegany County
New York, USA
Death: Apr. 22, 2004
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) 
Fairlawn Cemetery
Allegany County
New York, USA
Plot: Section 2, Lot 88, Space 4
Maintained by: Find A Grave
Originally Created by: Elizabeth Reed
Record added: Nov 10, 2006
Find A Grave Memorial# 16588294
CPL Jason Lee Dunham
Added by: Elizabeth Reed
CPL Jason Lee Dunham
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CPL Jason Lee Dunham
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- Bettye Looney-Stewart
 Added: Mar. 13, 2017

- Reader2
 Added: Mar. 9, 2017
God bless you and thank you for your valor and ultimate sacrifice on behalf of others. Rest in Peace, Jason.
- Rick
 Added: Feb. 10, 2017
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