1st Lt. Donald "Ryan" McGlothlin's Bust Dedication

Lebanon, VA

November 14, 2009

              

ONF Program Cover & Program

 

Bronze Plaque at base of bust (Photo by: Marine Ruth Whitt, Southwest VA MCL Det # 980)

     
 Preparing for the ceremony    Preparing for the ceremony    Preparing for the ceremony    Ceremony held here
     
Chapter 4 Rolling Thunder from Johnson City, TN    Chapter 4 Rolling Thunder from Johnson City, TN   Chapter 4 Rolling Thunder from Johnson City, TN     
     
             Marine Corps Color Guard (Photo by: Marine Ruth Whitt, Southwest VA MCL Det # 980)
     
Boy Scout Troop 408 Leading the pledge allegiance to the flag    Presentation of Colors    Music provided by Lebanon High School     National Anthem
     
 McGlothlin Family   Don Elseroad ONF Project Coordinator, Lebanon Mayor Tony Dodi and Ryan's Mom Ruthie     The unveiling    The unveiling
     
L to R Marines Tom Pardue, Don Elseroad, Mayor Dodi and Ruthie McGlothlin (Photo by: Marine Ruth Whitt, Southwest VA MCL Det # 980)   Ryan and his family     Ryan and his family     Don McGlothlin making acceptance comments
     
 Ruthie McGlothlin making acceptance comments    Marine Tom Pardue (Thank you for the majority of these pictures Tom)     Marine John T. Hicks thanking Colonel Robert G. Oltman USMC (Ryan's Battalion Commander) and Major Ross Parrish USMC (Ryan's Company Commander) for their service and for being at this ceremony.    Rolling Thunder Mascot
     
         L to R Major Steve Bickford USMC (Ret) and Commandant of Tri-Cities TN Detachment 969 of the MCL, Marine Kyle Price SrViceCmdt & G. Alan Howard, National Program Manager Operation Never Forget    Marine Larry Bevil (Web Sergeant) Thank you Larry for an outstanding job
     
Marine Jason Abernathy, MCL 969 Adjutant, talking with visitor.    L to R Major Steve Bickford USMC (Ret) and Commandant of Tri-Cities TN Detachment 969 of the MCL, Marine Kyle Price SrViceCmdt, Marine John T. Hicks, PDC,  G. Alan Howard, National Program Manager Operation Never Forget, & Marine Larry Bevil, Detach and Dept Web Sergeant    Warrant Officer Michael D. Fay USMC (Ret) who was an embedded Combat Artist with Ryan's Platoon until a week before Ryan's death but Mr. Fay was with a sister Platoon fighting along side Ryan's Platoon on November 16, 2005.     
     
      Don Elseroad USMC (Ret) ONF Family & Civic Coordinator for this event    R.D. Snead local businessman that assisted in the fundraiser. Thank you RD    L to R Warrant Officer Michael D. Fay USMC (Ret), Ruthie McGlothlin's brother and Marine Jason Abernathy
       
 Colonel Robert G. Oltman USMC and family. The Colonel was Ryan's Battalion Commander and was present on the day Ryan paid the ultimate sacrifice for our freedom    Tri-Cities TN Marine Corps League members Larry Bevil, John T. Hicks, Tom Pardue and Don Elseroad (Photo by: Marine Ruth Whitt, Southwest VA MCL Det # 980)   Karen Davis a family friend who's son Captain Joseph Davis USMC  grew up with Ryan is now on his way back into harms way for the 4th time     

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