1st Battalion 24th Marines Memorial

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Raised by 88 people in 41 months

1st Battalion, 24th Marines (1/24), is a U.S. Marine Corps Reserve infantry battalion, headquartered at Selfridge ANG Base, Michigan.  Other units of the battalion are, Alpha Co. in Grand Rapids, Michigan, Bravo Co., in Terre Haute, Indiana, Charlie Co. in Lansing, Michigan, and Weapons Co., in Perrysburg, Ohio.

In 2006-2007, 1/24 was deployed to Al Anbar Province, Iraq for duty. During this deployment, 22 Marines were killed in combat operations. Upon return, the 1/24 Memorial Committee (a 501(c)(3) organization)was formed to design and build a suitable memorial to these "Fallen 22."

The memorial has been given a site in Chesterfield Twp., Michigan, thanks to the generosity of the people of the community, and the township board. A ground breaking ceremony was held on Sept 11, 2014, and the first phase of construction has begun, in honor of Karen Hilarides, who's family made a generous donation in her name, allowing us to get to this point. A number of donations in kind, of labor and material, have been made or are forthcoming from construction companies and local labor unions.

We have recieved many donations from generous people, who gave from their hearts, whatever they could. We want to complete this memorial in the summer of 2017, and dedicate it to the the 22 Marines, their families and the Marines they served with.

BROCK BABB, JOSHUA HINES, RICHARD BUERSTETTA,
TYLER OVERSTREET,  THOMAS GILBERT, JONATHAN THORNSBERRY, TARRYL HILL, MARCUS GOLCZYNSKI, TROY NEALEY, MINHEE "ANDY" KIM, BRYAN BURGESS, JEREMY SHOCK,  BRENT BEELER, NICHOLAS MILLER, BRETT WITTEVEEN, WILLIAM SPENCER, CHRISTOPHER ESCKELSON, JACOB NEAL, LUIS CASTILLO, MARK KIDD, MATTHEW PATHENOS, BUFFORD “KENNY” VAN SLYKE

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The 1st Battalion, 24th Marines Memorial is a registered 501(c)(3) organization.  1-24memorial.com

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This is how the memorial looks today. We still have a ways to go, and hope that you will join us in completing this tribute to the Fallen 22 of 1st Bn., 24th Marines.
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Take a few minutes to view Malcom Maddox's interview with George Hill, grandfather of Pfc. Tarryl Hill of Shelby Twp., Michigan, one of our Fallen 22. The families of these Marines, are why we are working so hard to get this memorial completed.
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A view of the two walls, that were completed, this summer.
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The 1/24 Memorial received a generous donation of $2,000, from Chuck Kukawka, President of the Bricklayers & Allied Craftworkers, Local 2, Warren, Michigan. Along with Tom Ward from International Masonry Training and Education Foundation, Detroit Training Center.
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We began on a good note, D.C. Byers Co. of Detroit, furnished the water-proofing material and the labor was also donated, for the memorial at a contribution of $8,000. This is what will help us meet out goal.

Also, we are getting strong support from Navetta Masonry, of Novi, Michigan, building the veneer stone, on the walls and placing the granite plaques. Their donation of labor brings the value of another $17,000 off of the amount needed.

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The "Interpretive" plaque.
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$7,787 of $169,000 goal

Raised by 88 people in 41 months
Created November 13, 2014
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JJ
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Joann Jagla
1 month ago

My son, Lenny served with 1/24 during this deployment. (we are from Chicago and he was with 2/24 deployed with 1/24). My condolences to the family and friends of these heroes. Will be at the dedication!

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Anonymous
1 month ago
TG
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Ton Gags
5 months ago
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Together we can complete this mission!

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Anonymous
5 months ago
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Dale Hankey
5 months ago
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RIP Marines. I wish I could do more. ( Marine Vet)

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Anna B
5 months ago
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I am a MoM of an active duty Marine - thank you for doing this to remember those who have given all when duty called for it.

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Christine Savage
5 months ago
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Our thoughts and prayers for the brave men and women who gave the ultimate sacrifice so that we may live a free life.

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