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Senate Proceeding on Aug 4th, 2010 :: 5:27:40 to 5:34:10
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Sherrod Brown

5:27:40 to 5:34:10( Edit History Discussion )
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Sherrod Brown

5:28:03 to 5:28:24( Edit History Discussion )

Sherrod Brown: i -- i rise today to honor some 30 members of the armed forces who were killed in action serving our country. five years ago this week 19 marines were the third battalion 25th marine regiment lost their lives while serving our nation in iraq. it was one of the catastrophic

Sherrod Brown

5:28:46 to 5:29:07( Edit History Discussion )

Sherrod Brown: regiment known as the 325 deployed to iraq on february 28, 2005 they were indispensable. they conducted critical stability and security operations in and around the cities of iraq's al-anbar province.

Sherrod Brown

5:29:08 to 5:29:31( Edit History Discussion )

Sherrod Brown: they tracked down insurgents, disrupted enemy transportation. they seized weapons cash sheas. -- caches. they participated in operation matador, in doing so they disrupted a major insurgent smuggling route and gained valuable intelligence of during

Sherrod Brown

5:29:53 to 5:30:13( Edit History Discussion )

Sherrod Brown: from august 1 to 3, 2005, the lima com participated in karditha. this was launched after the marine unit was attacked and killed by a large group of insurgents on august 1, 2005 on august 3, the 325 were en route

Sherrod Brown

5:30:14 to 5:30:35( Edit History Discussion )

Sherrod Brown: to the attack when their assault vehicle hit antitank mines. the vehicle was completely destroyed in the explosion. 156 the 16 marines inside the -- 15 of the 16 marines died. all marines killed were assigned to the 325, 11 belonged to the lima company. at the time lima company was one

Sherrod Brown

5:30:36 to 5:30:57( Edit History Discussion )

Sherrod Brown: of the hardest hit of the war. in a span of 72 hours, from august 1 to august 3, 2005, 19 mexicans in the 325 were killed by insurgents or insurgent-made i.e.d.'s. in the wake of their fellow marines, the lima company continued to carry out their mission to disrupt the militant presence in the surrounding areas. returning from iraq, the lima

Sherrod Brown

5:30:58 to 5:31:18( Edit History Discussion )

Sherrod Brown: coany was welcomed by family members and friends and communities. many families, tragically so, were unable to welcome their husband or son or father or loved one. over the course of their seven-month deployment, the marines of the 325 participated in 15 regimental and battalion operations, 33 of them were killed in action.

Sherrod Brown

5:31:19 to 5:31:41( Edit History Discussion )

Sherrod Brown: we should again honor these heroes. i have met the families of many of these men. they were all men, many of these marines who were killed in action. i spent time talking to many of them about their sons or their husbands or their fathers or their loved ones. five years after the lima company's single greatest loss,

Sherrod Brown

5:32:04 to 5:32:24( Edit History Discussion )

Sherrod Brown: glastonbury, connecticut. daniel dearman, 22 years old. lance corporal brian montgomery, 26 years old. sergeant nathaniel rock, 26, of toronto, ohio. lance corporal christopher jenkins dyer, 19 years old of cincinnati. lance corporal william bright

Sherrod Brown

5:32:25 to 5:32:46( Edit History Discussion )

Sherrod Brown: whitman, 22, of savo, ohio. lance corporal edward augie schroeder, 23 of columbus, ohio. his parents live in cleveland. lance corporal aaron reid, 21 of chilicothe, corporal lance ewart, 24, of louisiana. captain david kenneth kreuter,

Sherrod Brown

5:32:47 to 5:33:08( Edit History Discussion )

Sherrod Brown: 26 of cincinnati, ohio. sergeant david hoffman, 26 years old. lance corporal eric bernholz, 26 years old. lance corporal timothy bell, 22. lance corporal michael sefuentes, 25. the families in the communities

Sherrod Brown

5:33:09 to 5:33:30( Edit History Discussion )

Sherrod Brown: of the lima company, have since banded together to immortalize the lives of their fallen heroes. two years ago, a set of eight life-sized paintings was unveiled at the ohio state house in columbus with each marine's boots and an eternal flame placed below his likeness. memorials currently on display at the museum of the marine corps just outside of washington

Sherrod Brown

5:33:31 to 5:33:51( Edit History Discussion )

Sherrod Brown: in quantico, virginia. these men are remembered, they are honored through a standing grant of memorial lima company's headquarters at rickenbacker air national guard base just outside of columbus. most notably these fallen men were immortalized in the lives, hearts and minds and family of their fellow marines.

Sherrod Brown

5:33:52 to 5:34:10( Edit History Discussion )

Sherrod Brown: when i talk still to family members, they are so interested and are continuing to memorialize and remember in our hearts and in our minds and in public displace like this when possible the sacrifice of their relatives. today we remember we honor these courageous men, their sacrifice has not gone unnoticed by the people of a grateful state and a

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