From the LA Times: Los Angeles Times January 12, 2007 Bush Awards Medal Of Honor To Marine Killed In Iraq Cpl. Jason Dunham is recognized for saving two servicemen's lives by throwing himself on an insurgent's grenade. By Johanna Neuman, Times Staff Writer WASHINGTON — President Bush awarded the Medal of Honor on Thursday to Marine Cpl. Jason L. Dunham, who on a dusty road in western Iraq in 2004 threw his Kevlar helmet and his body on an insurgent's grenade, saving the lives of two Marines while sacrificing his own. Established by a joint resolution of Congress during the Civil War and presented 3,462 times, the Medal of Honor is awarded for gallantry in the face of enemy attack that is beyond the call of duty. Dunham, who was 22 when he died, is the first Marine to earn the medal since 1970 and the second service member, after Army Sgt. 1st Class Paul Ray Smith, to receive it for bravery in Iraq. I dont have a link because I get this sort of news from the Early Bird.