1st Battalion 24th Marines Memorial

$11,372 of $40,000 goal

Raised by 101 people in 47 months

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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 is located at, 47275 Sugarbush Rd, Chesterfield Twp., MI 48047.  in the rear of the Township Offices. We have been working on this project for over 10 years! It looks like we will finally be successful in completing it, this year.

We are especially in need of sponsors, to provide the 22 Bronze Plates that will be part of the "Fallen Comrade Table." It takes $500 to sponsor a plate. We have 5 sponsors, so far, and need another 17.

Things have been moving forward, and through a lot of generosity, our Go Fund Me goal has lowered substantially, to $30,000. We are in the "Home Stretch." We have received many donations from generous people, who have given from their hearts, whatever they could. We are looking to complete the memorial, and dedicate it to the the 22 Marines, their families and the Marines they served with, this fall.

OUR FALLEN 22

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

 

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

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As of August 9, 2018, we have 16 sponsors for bronze plates. That leaves 6 plates left.
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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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$11,372 of $40,000 goal

Raised by 101 people in 47 months
Created November 13, 2014
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JB
$500
James Burnett
21 days ago
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Brothers, You are not forgotten. Sincerely, Cpl. James Burnett MSP 1 Wpns Co 1/24

RO
$500
Richard Ohye
22 days ago

For a plate in memory of Sgt. Brock A. Babb and Lance Cpl. Joshua M. Hines.

$50
Anonymous
1 month ago
TL
$100
Terry "VITO" LAURENCELLE
1 month ago

RIP Warriors. thank You for your Service to our Country, and "Welcome Home."

JO
$500
Jerome Oswald
1 month ago

Plate Donation for SSgt Golczynski, Semper Fi, Marines

$100
Angela Marcelli Gibson
1 month ago

My Son in Law is a Veteran of the Marine Corps.. God bless our Military and their families!

JT
$25
John Tinsley
1 month ago

From one of the Marines in Comm. Platoon for the Memorial Flag Pole. Semper Fi and God Bless

TG
$500
T Gags
1 month ago

My donation to sponsor one of the bronze plate settings. Looking forward to the completion of this memorial to honor the 22 fallen Marines. Semper Fi

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