Dakota Meyer seeks joint custody of child with Palin

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FILE - In this April 23, 2014 file photo, Dakota Meyer, a Marine veteran of the war in Afghanistan and a Medal of Honor recipient, speaks to soldiers and spouses at a jobs fair in Fort Campbell, Ky. Former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin says her daughter, Bristol, won't marry Meyer. The former Republican vice presidential candidate wrote Monday, May 18, 2015, on her verified Facebook account that the two said the wedding planned for May 23 will no longer be held. She didn't provide a reason. Bristol Palin announced the engagement in March, saying in a blog post that Meyer came to Alaska to film the "Amazing America" reality show with her mother last year. (AP Photo/Mark Humphrey, FIle)

MARK THIESSEN
Associated Press

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) – A Medal of Honor winner is seeking joint custody of the child he had out of wedlock with Bristol Palin, a former reality television personality and daughter of 2008 GOP vice presidential candidate Sarah Palin.

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Dakota Meyer filed a lawsuit against Bristol Palin in Alaska Superior Court on Monday seeking joint custody of their child, Sailor Grace Palin. The child was born Dec. 23.

Meyer, a former marine living in Greensburg, Kentucky, was engaged to Palin, and the wedding was abruptly called off a week before it was to have been held last May.

Meyer is seeking joint custody and shared physical custody of the child. His lawyer, Kimberlee Colbo of Anchorage, says he wants to be a part of his daughter’s life.

Attempts to reach a spokesman for Palin, who was twice on “Dancing with the Stars” and had her own reality show on cable, weren’t immediately successful.

 

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