-Bristol Palin, 24, became engaged to retired Marine Corps Sgt. Dakota Meyer, 26
-The couple met in 2014 when he came to Alaska to film the reality TV show "Amazing America" with her mother.
-Meyer was awarded the Medal of Honor in 2011 for personally evacuating 12 friendly wounded and providing cover for another 24 Marines and soldiers during an ambush in Afghanistan in 2009.
-Meyer wrote on Facebook: I always heard people say "when you meet the right one, you'll know." I never understood that until now. That, coupled with the fact that Marines aren't trained to stand around and let the grass grow under their feet led me to now.
Coming back from Afghanistan there were days I thought I may never be happy again, and I know there's a lot of you out there who know that feeling. We only have one life to live and we have to do our best to live it the right way, and Bristol makes me a better man.
I can't wait to spend the rest of my life with her and Tripp. For the first time in a long time I can honestly say the best is yet to come! Thanks to everyone for your words of kindness and support. It means a ton to us.
source / Dakota's FB
how's the single life, ontd?