Fallen Marine Memorial

Western Michigan is served by Marine Reserve Alpha Company, 1st Battalion, 24th Marine Regiment. The unit served in Iraq in 2006 through 2007. During the course of their deployment in the Al Fallujah Peninsula, in the dangerous Anbar province, five marines made the ultimate sacrifice for our country.

Paradigm Design is proud to have played a part in providing construction drawings for a memorial that was dedicated to the marines and their families on May 29th, 2008. We worked in collaboration with Larry Broomberg of “Larry Broomberg Design,” and Marines from Alpha Company in the creation and delivery of this memorial. The Memorial can be visited at the Naval/Marine Reserve facility located at 1863 Monroe Ave. NW, Grand Rapids, Michigan.

In Memory of:
Pfc. Bufford K. VanSlyke
Pfc. Brett A. Witteveen
Cpl. Jacob H. Neal
Lance Cpl. Jonathan B. Thornsberry
Sgt. Thomas M. Gilbert