Jonathan W. Grant

Fallen Hero’s Hometown and State: Pojoaque, NM

Branch of Service: U.S. Marine Corps

Rank: Lance Corporal

Lance Corporal Jonathan Grant proudly served in the Marine Corps with Columbus, OH-based Lima Co. 3/25. During a very successful and influential combat deployment to Western Iraq in 2005, his squad’s amphibious assault vehicle struck an IED blast entering yet another city on Operation Matador. Six men would perish that day, with several others critically wounded.

Jonathan was a family man, a proud father, and always the source of great laughs. He was a staple in the close group of guys from Delta Co 4th Recon BN that would all join Lima Co to fight the insurgency in Iraq. He was a skilled radio operator during some of the most intense moments of our lives, and could keep everyone calm and laughing throughout. It was an honor to serve next to Jonathan.

Grant’s life-size image is painted by artist Anita Miller and travels the entire country with the Eyes of Freedom Memorial, honoring all who answer our nation’s call; then, now, and tomorrow. He continues his service by engaging veterans and their families, showing gratitude and offering a place of healing. His legacy, like thousands of others, proudly lives on. He will never be forgotten.

Age: 23

Date of Death: May 11, 2005

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