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Jason Lee Dunham



Fading light dims the sight,
And a star gems the sky,
    Gleaming bright.
From afar drawing nigh,    
    Falls the night.

Day is done, gone the sun,
From the lake, From the hills,
    From the sky.
All is well, safel
y rest,
    God is nigh.

Then good night, Peaceful night,
Till the light of the dawn
    Shineth bright,
God is near, do not fear,
  Friend, good night.

Fairlawn Cemetery

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Born:  November 10, 1981 at Scio, NY

Entered Service in the US Marine Corps from Scio, NY

Earned The Medal of Honor During the Global War on Terrorism For heroism on April 14, 2004,  at Karabilah, Iraq.

Died:  April 22, 2004 at the age of 22

Corporal Dunham was manning a checkpoint in Karabilah, Iraq, when an insurgent leaped from his car and began choking the Marine. Two comrades raced to Dunham's assistant, but he tried to warned them away with the words, "Watch his hand." They were reportedly Dunham-s final words, for moments later the insurgent dropped a grenade. With grave concern for his two comrades, Corporal Dunham covered the grenade with his Kevlar helmet and then his body. The subsequent blast wounded all three Marines, but Dunham's actions sheltered the other two from the full-effect of the explosion. Eight day's later Corporal Dunham died of his wounds at Bethesda Naval Hospital.



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