Friday, November 10, 2006

This Young Marine...

...was awarded the highest honor in the military today. The President honored him, posthumously, with the Medal Of Honor. If you are not aware of what this means, then you suck as an American.

His unit was attacked at a checkpoint by insurgents and when they threw a live grenade into the fray, he took off his helmet, covered the grenade with it, and lost his life, but saved those of his unit. He was honored today at the opening of the new Marine museum. His parents were there. I can't imagine what that would be like, other than being so very proud and yet so very, very sad.

If you'd like to learn more about it, buy this book. And next time you wake up feeling outta sorts, or your love life ain't what it could be, or you're having family troubles, or ya just feel like bitching, think of this young man. I'm sure he'd have been able to make your problems go away. Semper Fi, Cpl. Dunham. Your sacrifice was great, but your heart was even greater.

3 Comments:

Blogger Jean said...

Beautiful post, Bob. Truly.

4:11 AM  
Blogger QofD said...

I heard he threw himself on a grenade to save his unit. Where does the military find these people? Amazing.

3:27 PM  
Blogger Dick said...

gofd,
these men are all over the country.

3:31 AM  

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