Covington Marine Recruit Enshrined Memorial Day 2010 Patriots Peace Memorial

Patriots Peace Memorial Enshrinement 2010

Louisville, Kentucky; May 31, 2010:  Each year on Memorial Day, military personnel with Kentucly connections, who have died in the line of duty but not as a result of hostile enemy actions, are remembered during ceremonies at the Patriots Peace Memorial (PPM), located on the banks of the Ohio River.  In witness to the inherent danger of military service, 434 members of all our armed forces have been enshrined at the PPM since its dedication on November 11, 2002.  Memorialized this year were Private Adrien E. Augustin, USMC, of Covington, Kentucky, who died while undergoing physical conditioning at Marine Corps Recruit Depot, Parris Island, South Carolina and Petty Officer (2nd Class) Monica L. Beacham, USCG, who perished at sea during a search and rescue operation.  Representing the Marine Corps at the enshrinement ceremony was SSgt Pablo Hernandez, USMC (Photograph), who presented a glass plate inscribed with Private Augustin's name and branch of service, to his family.  This glass plate will be installed within the PPM in place of a concrete block which will be removed, thus enabling light to radiate from within the memorial during the hours of darkness.  Other Marines participating in this moving ceremony were Sgt Joshua J. Guidry, (USMC Flagbearer), LtCol Charles A. McLaurine (Chairman, PPM Committee), Joseph Dodson (Bagpiper), Marine Corps League Kentuckiana Detachment #729 (Color Guard and Rifle Volley Squad), and Chuck Brown (Bugler).  Marine Corps Coordinating Council of Kentucky was honored to sponsor and support the enshrinement of Private Adrien E. Augustin.  (Photograph by Sgt John E. Jackson, USMC, Marketing and Public Affairs, Marine Corps Recruiting Station Louisville)