New wounded warrior memorial dedicated at Camp Lejeune - WNCT

New wounded warrior memorial dedicated at Camp Lejeune

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JACKSONVILLE, N.C. -

A new monument now stands at Camp Lejuene.
     
It honors service members injured while protecting our country.

The monument was unveiled Friday in front of the base's Warrior Hope and Care Center.

The sculpture is based on an actual photo taken in combat. It shows two Marines carrying a third Marine to safety after an attack in Afghanistan.
     
Marines 9 On Your Side talked with say the monument illustrates what the Marine Corps is all about.

"As a Marine walks in or drives in to this complex, they're going to see Marines helping Marines. And that's what Wounded Warrior Battalion East does. Our mission is to help the wounded ill and injured through transition, back to the fleet or back to civilian life. And this monument shows that in sculpture," said Lt. Col. Nick Davis, USMC.

Vietnam veteran, John Phelps created the monument.
     
His son, Lance Corporal Chance Phelps, died in action in 2004 and as the subject of the HBO movie "Taking Chances."

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