Navy commissions its newest guided missile destroyer

The latest Arleigh Burke guided missile destroyer has been commissioned. It is named after the late Cpl. Jason L. Dunham, the first Marine awarded the Medal of Honor for Operation Iraqi achat viagra belgique forum Freedom. His story is a pretty chilling one but is definitely one that makes for an honorable ship name. This clip is from the Navy’s announcement:

On April 14, 2004, Dunham’s squad was conducting a reconnaissance mission in Karabilah, Iraq, when his battalion commander’s convoy was ambushed. When Dunham’s squad approached to provide fire support, an Iraqi insurgent leapt out of a vehicle and attacked Dunham. As Dunham wrestled the insurgent ou acheter du vrai viagra sur internet to the ground, he noticed that the enemy fighter had a grenade in his hand. Dunham immediately alerted his fellow Marines, and when the enemy dropped the live grenade, Dunham took off his Kevlar helmet, covered the grenade, and threw himself on top to smother the blast. In an ultimately selfless act of courage, in which he was mortally wounded, he saved the lives of two fellow Marines.

Best of luck to everyone on the Navy’s newest ship.


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Posted on: November 16th, 2010 at 8:07 am