On Saturday, [Sarah] Palin’s oldest daughter, Bristol, 24, announced on social media that she just got engaged to Dakota Meyer, 26, a former U.S. Marine who is the third living recipient of the U.S. Medal of Honor since Vietnam.
“Our families couldn’t be happier for Bristol and Dakota!” [Sarah Palin], 51, wrote on Facebook. “We’re honored to welcome Dakota into our family. He’s an American hero and patriot whose service to our country – like all his fellow Medal of Honor recipients – has been above and beyond the call of duty.” …
The couple, who met when he was in Alaska to film an episode of Amazing America, is perfect for each other, the proud mama says.
“Just as we like to describe Bristol as ‘an old soul,’ wise beyond her years, the same also applies to Dakota,” Palin writes, noting that “he flew up North last week to ask both Todd and Bristol’s grandfather, Chuck, Sr., for her hand in marriage!”
Meyer proposed at a Rascal Flatts concert on March 13,with the band dedicating its hit, “Bless This Broken Road” to the couple.