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Bristol Palin Engaged to Afghan War Hero

Medal of Honor recipient Dakota Meyer met her in Alaska last year
By Polly Davis Doig,  Newser Staff
Posted Mar 15, 2015 7:00 AM CDT
Bristol Palin Gets Engaged
In this Sept. 15, 2011 file photo, former Marine Cpl. Dakota Meyer, 23, from Greensburg, Ky, with his Medal of Honor.   (AP Photo/Charles Dharapak, File)

(Newser) – Bristol Palin is engaged, reports People, and this time it is to a decorated former Marine who is only the third living recipient of the Medal of Honor and not someone who is perennially terrible and more than a little hazy on birth control. "Last night, Sgt Dakota Meyer proposed and I said yes!" the 24-year-old Palin wrote on her blog. Meyer is a 26-year-old Kentuckian who saved the lives of 36 Marines in an Afghanistan ambush in 2009, notes NBC News. The pair met last year when Meyer came to Alaska to film Amazing America with future mother-in-law Sarah Palin, who says via Facebook that "our families couldn't be happier for Bristol and Dakota!" Meyer, she says, is "a good and kind man who loves Bristol and Tripp, and is loved by them." (Read more Bristol Palin stories.)

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