Jourdan L. Grez

Fallen Hero’s Hometown and State: Richmond, VA

Branch of Service: U.S. Marine Corps

Rank: Lance Corporal

Lance Corporal Jourdan Grez 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.

Jourdan was as sharp as they come. A very skilled Combat Engineer working with 3/25 in Iraq. He was a great team member that looked out for everyone around him at all times. Grez was close with his mother and father, speaking of them often. He was a good friend to many and an outstanding Marine. It was an honor to serve next to him.

Grez’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: 24

Date of Death: May 11, 2005

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