CPL Jason L Dunham
United States Marine
KIA 22 April 2004
22, of Scio, N.Y.; assigned to 3rd Battalion, 7th Marine Regiment, 1st Marine Division, I Marine
Expeditionary Force, at Twentynine Palms, Calif.; died April 22 at Bethesda Naval Hospital in
Bethesda, Md., of injuries sustained April 14 when he used his body to shield comrades from a
grenade explosion in Husaybah, Iraq. He will receive the Medal of Honor.
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This Memorial Page Established by-SFC Rod Brewer
In Honor Of CPL Jason L. Dunham

CORPORAL JASON L. DUNHAM, 22, of Allegany, New York.
Dunham was one of two Marines, Cpl Christopher A. Gibson., that died on
April 22, 2004 due to injuries received from enemy action in Al Anbar
Province, Iraq. They were assigned to the 3rd Battalion, 7th Marine
Regiment, 1st Marine Division, I Marine Expeditionary Force at Twentynine
Palms, Calif., Jason was manning a checkpoint with his squad when an
insurgent pulled the pin on a hand grenade. Jason covered it with his body
and saved the rest of his men. He was posthumously awarded the
Congressional Medal of Honor posthumously for his action in Operation Iraqi
Freedom. A destroyer, Post Office and other things have been named in his
Honor. www.cmohs.org www.jasonsmemorial.com www.mcnews.info
www.military.com Christmas in Arlington... Rest easy, sleep well my brothers. Know
the line has held, your job is done. Rest easy, sleep well. Others
have taken up where you fell, the line has held. Peace, peace, and fa!rewell..... Rod.

Dec 10, 2008
Tim Lewis

Semper Fi
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*DUNHAM, JASON L.

Rank and Organization: Corporal, United States Marine Corps
For conspicuous gallantry and intrepidity at the risk of his life above and
beyond the call of duty while serving as Rifle Squad Leader, 4th Platoon,
Company K, Third Battalion, Seventh Marines (Reinforced), Regimental
Combat Team 7, First Marine Division (Reinforced), on 14 April 2004.
Corporal Dunham's squad was conducting a reconnaissance mission in the
town of Karabilah, Iraq, when they heard rocket-propelled grenade and
small arms fire erupt approximately two kilometers to the west. Corporal
Dunham led his Combined Anti-Armor Team towards the engagement to
provide fire support to their Battalion Commander's convoy, which had been
ambushed as it was traveling to Camp Husaybah. As Corporal Dunham and
his Marines advanced, they quickly began to receive enemy fire. Corporal
Dunham ordered his squad to dismount their vehicles and led one of his fire
teams on foot several blocks south of the ambushed convoy. Discovering
seven Iraqi vehicles in a column attempting to depart, Corporal Dunham and
his team stopped the vehicles to search them for weapons. As they
approached the vehicles, an insurgent leaped out and attacked Corporal
Dunham. Corporal Dunham wrestled the insurgent to the ground and in the
ensuing struggle saw the insurgent release a grenade. Corporal Dunham
immediately alerted his fellow Marines to the threat. Aware of the imminent
danger and without hesitation, Corporal Dunham covered the grenade with
his helmet and body, bearing the brunt of the explosion and shielding his
Marines from the blast. In an ultimate and selfless act of bravery in which he
was mortally wounded, he saved the lives of at least two fellow Marines. By
his undaunted courage, intrepid fighting spirit, and unwavering devotion to
duty, Corporal Dunham gallantly gave his life for his country, thereby
reflecting great credit upon himself and upholding the highest traditions of
the Marine Corps and the United States Naval Service.
Medal of honor
Citation
Cpl. Jason L. Dunham