On 23-25March, 2018 the Marines, Sailors and Families of the Fallen members of the Battle of An Nasiriyah, Iraq "Garden of Eden" will hold a historic multi-unit 15 Year battle reunion in Fort Worth, Texas. We will celebrate our victories on the battlefield, re-unite those bonded in the cauldron of combat, honor the fallen and pass forward legacies.
Dion Brugger is leading our effort to organize the planning committee for this historic reunion. Please use the registration tool below to confirm your attendance and join us all for a weekend you will cherish. Once registered you will receive additional information and coordinating instructions to ensure you have everything you need to attend our reunion.
Additional details and coordinating instructions can be found below.
Five years ago, over 500 Marines, Sailors and Families of Fallen Heroes, reunited for the first & largest reunion event of Operation Iraqi Freedom, the 10Yr Battle of An Nasiriyah Reunion. It serves as the catalyst for our own 15Yr reunion and a growing national movement to re-connect veterans/families and strengthen social connections.
Re-connecting face to face triggers personal discussions between warriors, families and mentors that support our mental health and wellbeing. At reunions we maintain and grow our social networks, honor our fallen and pass legacies forward.
The Battle of An Nasiriyah is one of the first, most important and also misunderstood engagements of Operation Iraqi Freedom. The battle was fought in March-April 2003 in and around An Nasiriyah, a large city in southern Iraq which lies along the banks of the Euphrates River, very near the ancient city of Ur, known as the cradle of civilization and the site of the Garden of Eden. 23 Marines were killed in action (KIA) and 50 wounded. 9 Soldiers from the United States Army 507th Maintenance Company were KIA, 10 wounded and 6 captured then later rescued. During this action, the Marines secured two bridges spanning the Euphrates River and spearheaded the advance north to Baghdad.
Contribute to this fundraising campaign in order to subsidize travel cost and maximize participation of our combat veterans. Enable one more combat veteran to directly benefit from strengthening the social bonds and relationships shared with those they've served.
This is made possible by the Warrior Reunion Foundation a certified 501(c)(3) Non-profit Org
500 Northeast 23rd Street
Forth Worth, Texas 76164
HOTEL ROOM BLOCK NAME: "Garden of Eden" at all hotels.
1) Hyatt Place Fort Worth Historic Stockyards | 132 E. Exchange Ave, Ft. Worth TX 76164
Rooms blocked: 50
RATE: $179 per night
LOCATION: River Ranch Stockyards is located behind this hotel
Also reservations by calling the Hyatt Reservations Line at 1-800-833-1516
Group Name: Garden of Eden
Group Code: GOFE
2) Marriot Worthington Renaissance Hotel | 200 Main Street | Ft. Worth TX 76102
Rooms blocked: 100
RATE: $100 per night (*Best Negotiated Rate*)
LOCATION: 2.8 miles from River Ranch Stockyards
Also reservations by calling the Marriott Reservation Line at 1.800.433.5677
Last day to book 02/23/2018
*There are free parking garages within walking distance.*
3) Courtyard Marriot Ft. Worth Historic Stockyards | 200 Main Street | Ft. Worth TX 76102
Rooms blocked: 50
RATE: $152 per night
LOCATION: Less than 1 mile from River Ranch Stockyards
Also reservations by calling the Marriott Reservation Line at 1.800.433.5677.
Last day to book 03/01/2018
Please contact Dion Brugger if there are any questions or issues.
You MUST have a PAID RV spot to park your vehicle in the RV area. NO ACCEPTIONS.
Re-uniting those bonded in the cauldron of combat, honoring the fallen and passing forward legacies..