OEF Monument

We Remember our Fallen American Marine Heroes

OEF Monument

Paying tribute to our fallen and helping families cope with the loss of their loved one is one of our heart-felt and compelling missions.

DOCUMENTARY: 5th Marine Operation Enduring Freedom Monument Vision to Reality


Your Dana Point 5th Marine Regiment Support Group is honored to present our video “Operation Enduring Freedom Monument Vision to Reality.”

This is a superb documentary with tremendous heart created by Jonathan Jenkins, of Performance Production Services.

This is the amazing story of the OEF enduring tribute for our 89 fallen heroes that traveled from sea to shining sea; Vermont to San Mateo and was finally unveiled in the 5th Marine Memorial Park at the journey’s end.  The OEF Monument, built by “Rock of Ages Corporation” in Graniteville, Vermont,  was made possible by the generous outreach of so many “Friends of the Fifth,” Adoptive Cities, and Marine Supporters.

Please allow the time to watch this documentary.  The 10 day journey of the OEF Monument to San Mateo, home of the 5th Marine Regiment, was delivered by our friend & caring truck driver, Henry Lafreniere, who was escorted from Coast to Coast by our Patriot Guard Riders and the final dedication ceremony that took place on June 6, 2013 in the Memorial Park at Camp Pendleton is absolutely compelling and will bring tears to your eyes.

You will hear 5th Marine Commanding Officer Col Roger B. Turner addressing his Marines and also General John F. Kelly, the Commander of U.S. Southern Command and Gold Star Father, only moments after seeing his own son’s name on the monument.  These riveting speeches along with hearing taps and viewing the family members go to the memorial and trace the name of their loved ones will never be forgotten and are documented in this Dana Point 5th Marine Regiment Support Group exclusive video.   You will undoubtedly share the sorrows and scorching pain along with our Marines, Sailors, Wounded Warriors and Gold Star families as they pay tribute and honor to those they will never see again.

This documentary will preserve the memories of our American Heroes and those who loved them.