Monday, August 3, 2009

Congressional Medal of Honor recipient and proud of it!

In the August 2, 2009 edition of The Dallas Morning News there on page 6A appeared an article titled, "Warship honors valiant Marine," reprinted from the Associated Press (AP).

The article was in reference to Marine Corporal Jason L. Dunham, hometown Scio, New York, having a ship christened and named after him. The ship USS Jason Dunham, an Arleigh Burke class guided missile destroyer. The ship was built and christened at the Bath Iron Works in Bath, Maine. The ship was christened by Marine Corporal Dunhams mother.

Reading the article one was left to question why this ship was named after this Marine corporal. The Dallas Morning News purposely omitted from the article the fact that Marine Corporal Jason L. Dunham was awarded the Congressional Medal of Honor for his ultimate sacrifice of his life to save his fellow comrade in arms.

It was 2004 in Iraq, a hand-grenade was activated, Marine Corporal Dunham covered the grenade with his helmet, thrust his body upon the helmet to protect his fellow Marines, and died due to the resulting explosion. Congress awarded the Congressional Medal of Honor CMA to Marine Corporal Dunham, and President George Bush presented the Medal of Honor to the Dunham family.

The Associated Press reported Marine Corporal Dunham was awarded the Medal of Honor; it was The Dallas Morning News who decided to delete this fact from their article. What is telling is on the same page this article appeared in The Dallas Morning News was an article titled, "Few Medals of Honor lead to question."

This article was addressing the concerns of some that not enough Medal of Honors have been awarded during this current war. It was mentioned that six were awarded and did not even bother to list the six who received this prestigious award.

The Congressional Medal of Honor is the highest award the United States of America awards members of the military. For this reason because it is connected with the military, connected with war, is perhaps the reason The Dallas Morning News decided to omit its mention. The liberals in leadership, Hollywood, Academia, and the news media hold the United States military in contempt and this article once again provided the evidence.

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