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'Eyes of Freedom' exhibit stops in Tri-State

Posted at 4:30 AM, May 14, 2018
and last updated 2018-05-14 08:08:05-04

BLUE ASH, Ohio -- Tri-Staters had the chance this weekend to see a traveling memorial dedicated to 23 soldiers killed during the Iraq War.

The Eyes of Freedom exhibit includes life-sized portraits of 23 fallen members of Lima Company 3/25, based in Columbus.

Mike Stahle said he "had the honor of serving with them." Now, he travels the country with the exhibit. He was injured by one of the roadside attacks.

"I was lucky enough to be wounded and they saved my life, and now I've got a greater mission," he said.

The exhibit is in its 10th year traveling the country, but it's always special when it comes back to the Cincinnati area, which was home to several of the soldiers.

For anyone who missed the exhibit, a smaller outdoor version will be back in Evendale Memorial Day weekend. That's when a portion of Interstate 75 will be named after Evendale native Lance Corporal Chris Dyer. He died in combat while serving in Iraq with Lima Company.

For more information about the exhibit, visit its website here.