Bristol Palin engaged to war hero Sgt. Dakota Meyer

Bristol Palin announced her engagement to war hero Dakota Meyer Saturday on Instagram.bsmp2 via Instagram

Bristol Palin announced her engagement to war hero Dakota Meyer Saturday on Instagram.

Bristol Palin has met her match!

The 24-year-old daughter of vice presidential candidate Sarah Palin is engaged to Sgt. Dakota Meyer, a U.S. Marines veteran who was awarded the Medal of Honor in 2011.

Palin and Meyer both took to Instagram Saturday to announce their big news, with the bride-to-be posting a photo of her and Meyer celebrating their engagement with a kiss.

“Truly the luckiest girl in the world, cannot wait to marry this man!!!!” she wrote. Palin also gave fans a chance to check out her bling by a posting a separate photo of her engagement ring.

“I’m definitely the luckiest guy ever to be able to spend the rest of my life with (Bristol),” her new fiance wrote on Instagram along with the hashtag “#shesaidyes.”

It will be the first marriage for both, although Palin has been engaged before to Levi Johnston, the father of her 6-year-old son Tripp. (The two first announced their engagement in 2008 when her mother announced her candidacy for vice president. They split up only to get engaged in 2010 for the second time, before finally breaking up for good a few months later.)

The former reality star’s 26-year-old fiance is a decorated war hero, receiving the Medal of Honor in 2011 for saving the lives of his fellow Marines in Afghanistan two years earlier.

Bristol Palin (l.) shared a photo of her new fiance and son Tripp just a few days before announcing her engagement.bsmp2 via Instagram

Bristol Palin (l.) shared a photo of her new fiance and son Tripp just a few days before announcing her engagement.

Bristol Palin shows off her engagement ring after announcing she's engaged to Sgt. Dakota Meyer.bsmp2 via Instagram

Bristol Palin shows off her engagement ring after announcing she’s engaged to Sgt. Dakota Meyer.

Sgt. Dakota Meyer, who in 2011 was awarded the Medal of Honor by President Obama for saving 36 lives in Afghanistan.Pablo Martinez Monsivais/AP

Sgt. Dakota Meyer, who in 2011 was awarded the Medal of Honor by President Obama for saving 36 lives in Afghanistan.

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Sarah Palin took to Facebook Saturday to gush about her daughter’s pending nuptials. 

“Had tough circumstances in their lives not occurred, and had they reacted differently to those circumstances in their lives not occurred, they’d never have met,” wrote the former Alaska governor.  

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