Tampa in Hillsborough County, Florida — The American South (South Atlantic)
Operation Iraqi Freedom Memorial I
honors the memory of these brave individuals
for their unquestioned valor and sacrifice
in defense of freedom and liberty
during combat in Operation Iraqi Freedom
Hillsborough County Board of County Commissioners
Marine Lance Cpl. Brian Rory Buesing
Army Capt. James F. Adamouski
Army Staff Sgt. Wilbert Davis
Medal of Honor recipient Army Sgt. First Class Paul R. Smith
Marine Lance Cpl. Andrew J. Aviles
Army Cpl. John T. Rivero
Army Staff Sgt. Michael B. Quinn
Marine Lance Cpl. Antonio Sledd
Army Private First Class Cody Orr
Pvt. 2nd Class Jody Wayne Missildine
Staff Sgt. Kevin Donudell Askins
Army Sgt. Benjamin E. Mejia
Army Staff Sgt. Joseph F. Fuerst III
Army Cpl. Aaron Griner
Army Sgt. Bryan Luckey
Army Staff Sgt. Michael D. Thomas
Army PFC Brandon Keith Bobb
Army Sgt. David Heringes
Army Sgt. Cory Clark
Army Major David G. Taylor
Erected 2003 by Hillborough County Board of County Commissioners.
Location. 27° 56.952′ N, 82° 27.313′ W. Marker is in Touch for map. The memorial is located in the Joe Chillura Courthouse Square Park in downtown Tampa. It is east of the domed gazebo, at the bottom of the steps. Marker is in this post office area: Tampa FL 33602, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Operation Iraqi Freedom Memorial II (a few steps from this marker); 1851 † 1891 (within shouting distance of this marker); Memoria In Aeterna, 1911 (within shouting distance of this marker); Hillsborough Lodge (within shouting distance of this marker); Hillsborough County's Confederate Monument (within shouting distance of this marker); John Fitzgerald Kennedy (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); War Memorial (about 300 feet away); St. Andrew's Episcopal Church (about 400 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Tampa.
More about this marker. The memorial is capped with the logo of Hillsborough County, Florida. A flagpole is mounted at the base of the memorial.
A second Operation Iraqi Freedom memorial is located 65 feet or 20 meters to the southwest - See "Nearby Marker" for additional information.
Categories. • Heroes • Military • War, 2nd Iraq •
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on July 12, 2010, by Glenn Sheffield of Tampa, Florida. This page has been viewed 1,221 times since then and 16 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on July 12, 2010, by Glenn Sheffield of Tampa, Florida. • Syd Whittle was the editor who published this page.