Lance Corporal Jourdan Lin Grez, USMC, was assigned to the 4th Combat Engineer Battalion, 4th Marine Division, Marine Forces Reserve, which was stationed in Roanoke, Virginia. He was attached to Regimental Combat Team 2, 2nd Marine Division, II Marine Expeditionary Force when he was deployed to Iraq. Though he hailed from Harrisonburg, Virginia, Grez was a James River High School alumnus, a member of the graduating class of 1999. He was killed in action on 11 May, 2005 when his amphibious assault vehicle was struck by an improvised explosive device during combat in Karabilah, Iraq. Grez was only twenty-four at the time of his death. He was laid to rest in Arlington National Cemetery on 28 May, 2005. For more information, please see the content below.
Memorial Website: http://www.beatles4me.com/jourdangrez.htm
Arlington National Cemetery Website: http://www.arlingtoncemetery.net/jlgrez.htm