2018 Events

Beirut Bombing Remembrance
Kentucky Marines Pause to Remember Beirut Bombing Patriots

Louisville, Kentucky; October 23, 2018: On the 35th anniversary of the bombing of Marine barracks in Beirut, Lebanon, patriotic citizens and the local Marine Corps community gathered at the Patriots Peace Memorial on the banks of the Ohio River to remember the 241 Americans, who perished in the deadliest attack on United States Marines since the Battle of Iwo Jima during World War II.

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SSgt Reckless Statue Dedication
LEGENDARY MARINE CORPS WAR HORSE MEMORIALIZED WITH STATUE AT KENTUCKY HORSE PARK

Lexington, Kentucky; May 12, 2018: Hundreds of Marines and Friends of the Corps gathered on a grassy knoll at the Kentucky Horse Park, to dedicate a magnificent larger-than-life 1,000 pound bronze statue memorializing the valor of SSgt Reckless, a small Mongolian mare with a racing background in her native country, who became a national hero while serving in combat during the Korean War, after she was purchased by Marines to carry ammunition for the 75mm Recoilless Rifle Platoon.

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LAFC "Patriot Award" 2018
LAFC "Patriot Award" 2018

Louisville, Kentucky; May 18, 2018: Master Sergeant Shawn King, Operations Chief, Marine Corps Recruiting Station Louisville, Louisville, Kentucky, was honored with a Louisville Armed Forces Committee (LAFC) "Patriot Award" during its annual Armed Forces Day Dinner at the Crowne Plaza Louisville Airport Hotel. 

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