Mural #20 - Operation Iraqi Freedom
Artist: Don Gray of Flagstaff, Arizona
Dedicated: January 31, 2004
Size: 17’ x 100’
Location: 6464 Adobe Road
On March 21, 2003, the First Marine Division crossed from Kuwait and began Operation Iraqi Freedom. This mural is dedicated to the men and women of the Armed Forces, especially the Marines and Sailors from Marine Corps Air Ground Combat Center, Twentynine Palms. Marines from MCAGCC are depicted in this 100-foot mural in scenes taken from actual photographs, including the historic toppling of the 40-foot bronze statue of Saddam Hussein in Baghdad by 1st Tank Battalion and the rescue of Shoshana Johnson and seven POWs by the 3rd LAR.