06 April 2010

Honoring the Fallen of 2-4 USMC 6 April 2004 - Ramadi, Iraq

It was six years ago today, 6 April 2004, that 12 men of 2-4 Marines were killed in action in an ambush in east Ramadi, Iraq. On 6 Mar 2008, Gold Star father John Wroblewski visited the ambush site in Ramadi to perform a memorial service for his son, 2Lt. J.T. Wroblewski, and the other 11 heroes that fell with him in combat.

This is unedited video of the memorial service shot by USMC Cpl Angel. This is the first time this video has been published in its entirety.

These are the names of the fallen heroes: LCpl Benjamin Carman, LCpl Marcus Cherry, PFC Christopher Cobb, LCpl Kyle Crowley, PFC Deryk Hallal, PFC Ryan Jerabek, PFC Moises Langhorst, LCpl Travis Layfield, HM3 Fernandez Mendez, LCpl Anthony Roberts, SSgt Allan Walker, and 2Lt John Thomas Wroblewski.

Let's take a moment today to honor these 11 Marines and a Navy Corpsman and their families. We must always remember that freedom is not free! These men died fighting for what they believed in as the ultimate sacrifice for us.

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