Marine Barracks at Kings Bay Named for CPL. Dunham


070817-N-9610C-050 KINGS BAY, Ga. (Aug. 17, 2007) – Dan and Deb Dunham along with the five Marines who served with Cpl. Jason Dunham in Iraq stand in front of the barracks dedicated in honor of the Medal of Honor recipient at Naval Submarine Base Kings Bay. Dunham was mortally wounded by a grenade during an encounter with insurgents in Iraq in April 2004 and posthumously received the Medal of Honor on January 11, 2007. Dunham was assigned to the security force company at Kings Bay from 2001 to 2003. U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist Dmitry Chepusov (RELEASED)

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Kings Bay, GA. — The sweltering South Georgia heat and humidity could not keep more than 300 Marines, Sailors, family and guests from recognizing the sacrifice of Medal of Honor recipient Cpl. Jason Dunham at Naval Submarine Base Kings Bay Aug. 17.

The Scio, N.Y. native who called Kings Bay home for two years when he was assigned to the Marine Corps Security Force Company, from 2001 to 2003, was honored during a barracks dedication ceremony in his name.

According to Kings Bay Marine Corps Security Force Company Commanding Officer, Lt. Col. Andrew Murray, by naming the barracks after Dunham it will guarantee his place in history and as a role model. read the rest

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