NEW YORK --
A bronze plaque listing New York state recipients of the Congressional Medal of Honor, the nation's highest military award for valor, was unveiled today in Times Square during a ceremony commemorating the latest name added to the plaque: Marine Cpl. Jason Dunham. The ceremony was held on the Marine Corps' 232nd birthday, which is also Dunham's birthday. Marine Corps generals from the Pentagon, along with members of the New York Council of the Navy League of the United States, spoke of Dunham's sacrifice, and his award citation was read, through a public address system for Times Square visitiors to hear as well.
Dunham was posthumously awarded the Congressional Medal of Honor earlier this year for actions during Operation Iraqi Freedom in April 2004. The plaque will be permanently displayed in the heart of Times Square, at the site populary known as Military Island. Additional information dedicated to Dunham's memory and the medal he was awarded can be found at the Marine Corps' official web site: www.mcnews.info/mcnewsinfo/moh/.