Friday, November 10, 2006

Medal of Honor

The Medal of Honor is the highest award for valor in action an individual serving in the Armed Services of the United States can receive. The medal is generally presented to its recipient by the President of the United States of America.

Personal politics and opinions on the war in Iraq aside Marine Cpl. Jason Dunham is truly a hero. His actions define courage.

My thoughts go out to his family and hope that they find some solace in this posthumous honor.

"Greater love hath no man than this, that a man lay down his life for his friends."
-John, 15:13

5 comments:

WeCastMusic said...

Americans like James Dunham make this country great.

Sempre Libera said...
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Sempre Libera said...

You're right in that the heroism of people like him exists outside the reach of politics or rhetoric. Don't I wish that this kind of bravery and commitment would somehow trickle up the civil ranks...

Uptown Girl said...

When I read about this, I had the same feeling as you. We have to remember that no matter what there are real men and women over there fighting. His picture will definitely be one alongside the definition of hero.

justrun said...

Thanks for sharing that story, Josh. I cannot imagine that situation and yet, it gives me incredible perspective.