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(CNN) — Wedding bells are on the horizon for Bristol Palin and 2011 Medal of Honor recipient Dakota Meyer.

Meyer, 26, received the nation’s highest military honor for braving enemy fire in 2009 to recover 36 American and Afghan troops in Afghanistan. He was the third living recipient — and the first Marine — to be awarded the Medal of Honor for actions in Iraq or Afghanistan.

Meyer and Palin, the oldest daughter of former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin, began sharing images of themselves together in recently weeks on social media .

They also shared news of the engagement on social media.

Meyer tweeted:


Palin put it more simply:


Friends and well-wishers congratulated the couple on the news.

As one person said in a comment on Meyer’s Instagram, “This is so ‘MERICA that my mind is blown right now.”