It all started with a dream...
The Lima Company Memorial, The Eyes of Freedom was created as a result of a vision of an Ohio artist, in which she saw the finished memorial and felt she was being asked to create it. With the help of the families of the fallen and the returned Marines of L3/25, the work was created and unveiled in the Ohio State House Rotunda in 2008, as the vision foretold.
Although the paintings in this Memorial specifically depict the 23 fallen Marines from Lima 3/25, it has become much more: a Remembrance of Spirit & Choice for all who have answered the call of service. Behind each portrait we feel the hearts and spirits of the thousands of men and women who have served, fought and died for their country, in every branch of the armed forces.
It has been said, "There is no greater love than this: than one lay down his life for his friends." These Marines and thousands more have given their lives for us. The Memorial now travels to tell the story of love and sacrifice, as a reminder of the great price men & women are willing to pay for their country. This work is offered in gratitude for their gift.
- Private First Class Christopher R. Dixon
- Lance Corporal Christopher P. Lyons
- Staff Sergeant Anthony L. Goodwin
- Petty Officer 3rd Class Travis Youngblood (Navy Corpsman)
- Sergeant Justin F. Hoffman
- Staff Sergeant Kendall H. Ivy II
- Lance Corporal Nicholas William B. Bloem
- Corporal Andre L. Williams
- Lance Corporal Grant B. Fraser
- Lance Corporal Aaron H. Reed
- Lance Corporal Edward A. Schroeder II
- Sergeant David Kenneth J. Kreuter
- Lance Corporal Jourdan L. Grez
- Lance Corporal William B. Wightman
- Lance Corporal Timothy M. Bell, Jr.
- Lance Corporal Eric J. Bernholtz
- Corporal Dustin A. Derga
- Lance Corporal Nicholas B. Erdy
- Lance Corporal Wesley G. Davids
- Sergeant David N. Wimberg
- Lance Corporal Michael J. Cifuentes
- Lance Corporal Christopher J. Dyer
- Lance Corporal Jonathan W. Grant
- Cpl. David Stephen "Bear" Stewart
- LCpl. Kevin Waruinge
- Sgt. Bradley Harper
Ken Kreuter, father of David Kreuter
What a strange feeling, standing face-to-face with my son. I see him looking at me, listening to me as I greet him, ready to speak to me, "Hey, Dad. . ."
It's very quiet. I'm sure he is listening to me talk, but I can't hear an answer. I remember the smile, the casual tone of voice, the easy-going manner. I think of the child grown into a boy grown into a man making his choices and accepting his responsibilities... Read More
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