. . . Thursday May 27, 2004

Containing the Blast

No soldier has earned the Medal of Honor for more than eleven years. That could change once the full story of Jason Dunham’s heroism in Iraq has been told.

There is, amid the politics and the policies, a story too often ignored (although it’s nearly always the subtext): The kids who are actually over there. This story of a twenty-two year old who requested a longer term in Iraq to “make sure everyone makes it home alive,” provides a moment by moment account of a soldier who jumped on a grenade to spare his comrades.

Concentration is important!