PFC Ryan Jerabek Honored at Nicolet Memorial Gardens
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GREEN BAY, WI- A tribute to a Hobart man who gave his life nine years ago serving our country. PFC Ryan Jerabek, a Marine killed in 2004 during Operation Iraqi Freedom received a memorial in honor of his sacrifice.
"It's a great turnout here today to show their love and support for the family. They've done this for the last ten years," says his father Ken Jerabek.
Jerabek was the youngest Marine killed in the state of Wisconsin and the third youngest in the nation killed in Iraq. His father says this memorial is not just for his son.
"This room is dedicated not only to him but to all the men and women of the armed forces."
Jerabek's father had been planning for a memorial at the gardens since he was buried there nine years ago. Ryan was awarded the bronze star and the purple heart.