My name is Nathan Torian. I have set up this campaign to help raise money to build and maintain a war memorial in the city of Paducah. In 2004 a high school friend of mine was Killed In Action in Iraq while serving in the marine corps. 2014 my brother was also killed in Afghanistan while serving as MARSOC Marine. 100% of all funds go towards building a monument for all who have served in these wars, and those who have laid their lives down.
The city of Paducah, KY is the home of many military men and women who have served and fought in the Global War on Terrorism. Two Paducah natives, SGT. Christopher T. Heflin and MSGT Aaron C. Torian, gave the ulitmate sacrifice, in these wars. No words can describe how much Paducah needs to memorialize those who served, along with those who gave everything.
Marine Sgt. Christopher T. Heflin 26, of Reidland, was killed Nov. 16, 2004 in Iraq in an explosion during combat with enemy forces. Heflin was a squad leader assigned to the 3rd Battalion, 1st Marine Regiment, 1st Marine Division, 1st Marine Expeditionary Force, based at Camp Pendleton, California. Heflin was posthumously awarded the Purple Heart, which was presented to his mother.
MSGT. Aaron Torian, 36, or simply, "T", was a marine Special Operator from 2nd Marine Special Operations Battalion in Camp Lejune, NC. He lost his life while conducting operations, in Helemand Province, Afghanistan on February 15, 2014. Aaron is survived by his loving wife, Jurley, and three beautiful children, Elijah, Laura Bella, and Avery.
The Dolly McNutt Plaza in downtown Paducah, there are currently 3 memorials erected; WWII, The Korean War, and Vietnam, with one spot remaining. The City of Paducah and McCracken County governments have reserved this spot for a monument for the Global War on Terrorism, and have each donated $15,000 towards its construction.
I am Nathan Torian, MSGT Aaron C. Torian was not only my brother but also my best friend. The purpose of this campaign is to raise the additional $15,000 needed to have this monument erected, once our goal is reach the process can begin. Thank you to each and everyone of you for taking the time to read this, share this, and most of all, to donate!
All donations that are generated from this campaign will be applied to the Operation Enduring Freedom Memorial Fund that is at Paducah Bank, in Paducah, Kentucky. 100% of the fund will be applied to the build and maintenance of the memorial.
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