LCpl Jourdan L. Grez
AGE: 70 • Louisa, VA
Armand Charles Grez Jr., 70, passed away on Tuesday, Nov. 4, 2014 in Louisa, Virginia.
He leaves his wife, Andrea (Lindemann) Grez; his son, Armand Grez III and his wife, Kelly; his son, Aric Grez; his sister, Elena Kevenides; his brother, Gerald Grez and his wife, Ginny; four grandchildren; in-laws, Dorothy Lindemann, Carrol and Joe DiLustro, JoAnn and Ken Lindemann, Lorri DeBernardis, Tracy and Eric Bradford; nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents, Dr. Armand and Helen Grez, and his youngest son, Marine LCpl Jourdan Grez.
Prior to moving to Virginia, Armand lived in Spring Lake and Little Silver, NJ. He worked in the television industry for various TV stations across the country. In the 1970's, Armand owned and operated A's Inn of Deal and South Belmar, NJ.
The family would like to continue Armand's efforts to honor the sacrifice of America's Fallen and to assist the families of wounded Veterans. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in his name to The Eyes of Freedom Memorial (www.limacompanymemorial.org) or Fisher House Foundation (www.fisherhouse.org).
A funeral mass was held at 11 a.m. Tuesday, Dec. 2, 2014 at The Church of the Nativity, 180 Ridge Road, Fair Haven, NJ.
Hometown: Little Silver, New Jersey, U.S.
Age: 24 years old
Died: May 11, 2005 in Operation Iraqi Freedom
Unit: 4th Combat Engineer Battalion, 4th Marine Division, Roanoke, Virginia.
Birth: Jan. 22, 1981
New Jersey, USA
Death: May 11, 2005, Iraq
Marine Lance Cpl. Jourdan L. Grez of Harrisonburg, Virginia had a genuine laugh and joined the Marine Reserves to prove he was a worthy father to his young son. Born the youngest of three sons, he was a gifted artist and loved sports. Jourdan was trying to make it so he'd be able to give his son a nice future someday, a son he absolutely adored. He was a caring person who wanted to help others. After a car wreck killed a close friend in high school, Jourdan became a licensed emergency medical technician. He spent weekends working on ambulances around Richmond. He was killed when his amphibious assault vehicle struck an explosive device while conducting combat operations against enemy forces in Karabilah, Iraq at age 24.
Marine Forces Reserve
4th Combat Engineer Battalion
4th Marine Division
attached to Regimental Combat Team 2
2nd Marine Division
II Marine Expeditionary Force (Forward)
Arlington National Cemetery
Plot: Sec 60 Site 8114