Purple Heart Memorial Monument

Col Kassner was twice wounded in Iraq in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom.  One of his legacies as Commander of the Fighting Fifth will be a Purple Heart Memorial Monument that will be dedicated in the 5th Marine Memorial park on George Washington’s Birthday 2017.  The Purple Heart is a United States military decoration awarded in the name of the President to those wounded or killed while serving with the U.S. Military.

Our 5th Marine Wounded-in-action deserve special recognition for their personal courage shown and sacrifices made.  These military heroes represent honor and an enduring monument will serve as a symbol of the bravery these valiant 5th Marines made in the name of freedom.  Approval as a gift to the Regiment is underway. If you would like to make a contribution to make this tribute a reality, please donate on our secure website DanaPoint5thMarines.com.  Every dollar raised will help us make this vision a reality so that these dedicated warriors will forever be remembered in 5th Marine history.

If you are passionate about honoring our 5th Marine Warriors who were wounded or killed in action, please help by making a pledge so that the  Purple Heart Memorial Monument can become a reality and these dedicated Warriors may forever be remembered in 5th Marine history.  For every $500 donation (up to $10,000) DPSG will match your contribution.  All donations are gratefully accepted. Please give generously.

The Dana Point 5th Marine Regiment Support Group recently completed a new video about Purple Heart Memorial Monument. Please click the play button below to view or watch this video on our YouTube channel:

Professional video produced by Jonathan Jenkins of Progressive Production Services.

The following is a computer generated rendering of the Purple Heart Memorial Monument that will be dedicated in the 5th Marine Memorial park on George Washington’s Birthday 2017.

Purple Heart Memorial Monument to be dedicated in the 5th Marine Memorial park on George Washington’s Birthday 2017