Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class Larry S. Carlson | USS Green Bay (LPD 20) Public Affairs | Navy.mil | August 26, 2011
INDIAN OCEAN (Aug. 20, 2011) - Sailors and Marines run across the flight deck of amphibious transport dock ship USS Green Bay (LPD 20) during the Pfc. Ryan Jerabek Memorial Challenge 4-mile run. The Jerabek Challenge is held every year in Hobart, Wis., the hometown of Ryan Jerabek, and also on board Green Bay to honor his memory. Green Bay is underway in the U.S. 7th Fleet area of operations.
The Pfc. Ryan Jerabek Memorial Challenge is an annual run hosted in Hobart, Wis.,the hometown of Jerabek who was killed in action in Ramadi, Iraq on April 6, 2004.
As part of Green Bay's ties to the state of Wisconsin, Jerabek is one of several fallen heroes from the state memorialized in the ship's main passageway, referred to by the crew as the "Hall of Heroes." Read the rest of this entry »