Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class Kevin S. O'Brien
Four months after her birth, Sailor Grace Palin may be getting a new name. Her father, Medal of Honor recipient and Marine vet, Dakota Meyer, has filed a petition to change her last name.
His ex-fiancée Bristol Palin reportedly named their daughter “Sailor Grace Palin” on the birth certificate, and Meyer is demanding that his newborn's name be legally changed to “Sailor Grace Palin Meyer.”
According to court records obtained by the Daily Mail, Meyer filed a change of name petition in an Alaskan Court on May 5. This is just the latest in a continued custody battle that has raged on between Meyer and Palin, the daughter of former Alaska governor and 2008 Republican vice presidential candidate Sarah Palin.
Palin, 25, and Meyer, one of just two living post-9/11 Marines to earn the Medal of Honor, got engaged in March 2015 and had planned to get married over Memorial Day weekend that same year. However, the wedding was called off just days before.
Then, a month later, Palin announced she was pregnant, but did not make any statement regarding paternity. Months of speculation about the baby’s father ended when Meyer shared a hospital photo of Palin and the newborn shortly after her birth.
Benjamin Franklin nailed it when he said, "Fatigue is the best pillow." True story, Benny. There's nothing like pushing your body so far past exhaustion that you'd willingly, even longingly, take a nap on a concrete slab.
Airman 1st Class Isaiah Edwards has been sentenced to 35 years in prison after a military jury found him guilty of murder in connection with the death of a fellow airman in Guam, Air Force officials announced on Tuesday.
A Russian man got drunk as all hell and tried to hijack an airplane on Tuesday, according to Russian news agencies.
So, pretty much your typical day in Siberia. No seriously: As Reuters notes, "drunken incidents involving passengers on commercial flights in Russia are fairly common, though it is unusual for them to result in flights being diverted."