Hope For The Warriors® is proud to share our gift of the monument, titled No Man Left Behind, to the Marine Corps aboard Camp Lejeune and Camp Pendleton. The monument brings to life the iconic photo captured in Fallujah by acclaimed combat photographer Lucian Read. As battle raged, then 1stSgt Bradley Kasal, USMC, risked his life for the lives of his Marines. In turn, two of his Marines, Lance Corporals Chris Marquez and Dane Shaffer, risked their lives to carry him out of the building called “Hell House.”
The monuments stand before the Warrior Hope and Care Centers at Marine Corps Base Camp Lejeune and Marine Corps Base Camp Pendleton. The monument was created to honor those wounded in the line of duty and those who never returned home. Representing the ultimate price of battle, the spirit of brotherhood, and dedication known by service members and their families, the photograph Hell House and now the monument No Man Left Behind are iconic illustrations to our service members.
The monument was created by John Phelps, artist, Vietnam veteran and Gold Star Father. John’s son, LCpl Chance Phelps, USMC, was killed in action in April 2004. The HBO® movie, Taking Chance, chronicled the journey of the Marine escort who brought LCpl. Phelps home.
Warrior Hope and Care Centers™
The Warrior Hope and Care Centers™ provide medical care, mental health counseling, professional training and education, physical conditioning and transition services for wounded, ill, and injured Marines and Sailors.
The concept for the Warrior Hope and Care Centers was conceived by Hope For The Warriors leadership after attending the ribbon cutting for the Center for the Intrepid (CFI) in San Antonio, Texas in 2007. It was the goal of Hope For The Warriors to provide Marines and Sailors based at Camp Lejeune the same quality care as those at CFI. Architectural plans for the Warrior Hope and Care Center were drawn and Hope For The Warriors donated those plans to the Marine Corps