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Bristol Palin, Dakota Meyer announce birth of second child

Dakota Meyer, a Marine veteran of the war in Afghanistan and a Medal of Honor recipient, spoke at a 2014 jobs fair at Fort Campbell.
Dakota Meyer, a Marine veteran of the war in Afghanistan and a Medal of Honor recipient, spoke at a 2014 jobs fair at Fort Campbell. AP

Bristol Palin and Kentucky Medal of Honor recipient Dakota Meyer announced the birth of their second child, a girl, on Monday.

The couple posted a photo on Instagram with the message “welcome to the world Atlee Bay.” Other websites also reported the birth.

The two have a daughter named Sailor Grace, who is a year old.

Palin, the oldest daughter of former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin, and Meyer announced their engagement in March 2015 on social media. They called off the wedding for a time but eventually married.

Meyer grew up in Adair County. In 2011, President Barack Obama presented Meyer with the Medal of Honor for his actions during an intense firefight in Afghanistan in 2009, when he was a 21-year-old Marine.

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