Marine of the Week // No Greater Love:

Marine of the Week // No Greater Love:

Cpl. Jason Dunham
3rd Battalion, 7th Marines
Iraq, April 14, 2004
Award: Medal of Honor

Cpl. Dunham’s squad was conducting a reconnaissance mission in Karabilah, Iraq, when they heard rocket-propelled grenade and small arms fire erupt a distance away. 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 Dunham and his Marines advanced, they received enemy fire. Dunham ordered his squad to dismount their vehicles and led a fire team on foot several blocks south of the ambushed convoy. Discovering seven Iraqi vehicles attempting to depart, Dunham and his team stopped the vehicles to search them for weapons. As they approached the vehicles, an insurgent leaped out and attacked Dunham. Dunham wrestled the insurgent to the ground and in the ensuing struggle saw the insurgent release a grenade. He immediately alerted his fellow Marines to the threat and, aware of the imminent danger and without hesitation, 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. (DoD & U.S. Marine Corps photos)

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7 comments


  • Sgt R.Padgett

    That’s what marines do they protect each other to the death RIP SEMPER FI TIL I DIE


  • Sig Johnsen 2/4 scout 66-67

    what a wonderful young man and exemplary Marine !! Semper Fi.. now guarding the streets of Heaven…


  • Lee Bowen

    Semper Fi, my brother. Vietnam 69-70, 7th Engineer Bn, D company, hill 37.


  • gunny sgt 2marine 3rd b fmf

    In reply to sam kostelis.
    to his love ones fellow marine prayers to your famil and friends iam a marine of vet nam I c wen I red the store of your son


  • Joe T

    All I can say is: Semper Fi Brother and may God hold you in His arms for all eternity.


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