Army Spc. Eric D. King Died April 22, 2006 Serving During Operation Iraqi Freedom 29, of Vancouver, Wash.; assigned to the 1st Squadron, 67th Armored Battalion, 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 4th Infantry Division, Fort Hood, Texas; died of injuries sustained April 22 when an improvised explosive device detonated near his Humvee causing a fire during combat operations in Baghdad.
Jason Lee Dunham (November 10, 1981 – April 22, 2004) was a Corporal in the United States Marine Corps who earned the Medal of Honor while serving with 3rd Battalion 7th Marines during the Iraq War. While on a patrol in Husaybah, his unit was attacked and he deliberately covered an enemy grenade to save nearby Marines. When it exploded Dunham was seriously injured and died eight days later. Dunham is the first Marine to receive the Medal of Honor for actions in the War on Terror, and the…
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Marine Cpl. Jason L. Dunham Died April 22, 2004 Serving During Operation Iraqi Freedom 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 was awarded the CONGRESSIONAL MEDAL OF HONOR.