Hall to be dedicated to fallen Marine from WNY

On Tuesday, a hall in California will be dedicated to Corporal Jason Dunham, who gave his life to save the lives of his comrades in Iraq in 2004.

The Marine, a Western New York native, covered a live grenade with his own body at a checkpoint that had come under attack from insurgents.

His mother, Debra Dunham, said, “I’ve lost my son. But he became a part of history. It still hurts as a parent. But the pride that you have for knowing he did the right thing.”

His legacy will live on through the dedication of the Corporal Jason Dunham Hall at the Marine Corps Air Ground Combat Center in California.

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