The USS Jason Dunham is named for the first Marine to be awarded the Medal of Honor (posthumously) since the Vietnam war. “Corporal Jason L. Dunham was born on 10 November 1981 in Scio, New York. The date may seem insignificant to those who don’t know its history. The ones who do know its significance celebrate this day – faithfully – each year. November 10th is the United States Marine Corps birthday… a birthday that Jason Dunham shares. ” From the Jason Dunham Memorial Page, http://www.jasonsmemorial.org/about.html.