"No Man Left Behind" Statue Unveiled
On Friday afternoon, former Marine Sgt. Christopher Marquez and former Marine Cpl. Dane Shaffer unveiled the monument, which depicts them aiding now Sgt. Maj. Bradley Kasal during a firefight in Fallujah, Iraq, in 2004. This is the picture that the statue was modeled from, carring his .45
The statue, "No Man Left Behind" was unveiled Friday afternoon at the front entrance of the Warrior Hope and Care Center aboard Camp Lejeune. Hope For The Warriors commissioned the creation of the monument as tribute to all wounded and fallen service members. From left, sculpture creator John Phelps, Sgt. Chris Marquez, LMSW Executive Vice President Tina Atherall,Cpl. Dane Shaffer and President/CEO of Hope for the Warriors Robin Kelleher. The statue depicts Sgt. Chris Marquez and Cpl. Dane Shaffer carrying then-1st Sgt. Bradley Kasal out of a house to safety.
which he used to kill insurgents in a house in Fallujah.