Statehouse again displaying memorial to hard-hit Marine reserve unit from Ohio



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COLUMBUS, Ohio — A memorial paying tribute to a central Ohio-based Marine reserve that lost 22 Marines and a Navy Corpsman in Iraq in 2005 once again can be viewed at Ohio's Statehouse.

Display of the exhibit honoring the members of the Columbus-based Lima Company continues from Monday through Feb. 22 in the Statehouse rotunda. The exhibit that was first displayed at the Statehouse in 2008 has been viewed at 130 sites across the country. Fifteen of the 23 who died were from Ohio.

The memorial includes paintings, names, statistics and boots of those killed, with space for visitors to leave mementos.

Statehouse officials say a service will be held at the statehouse while the memorial is on display there to commemorate the 10th anniversary of the unit's deployment to Iraq.

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