Donors Meet Enduring Heroes Monument Artist
Lead donors for Pasadena’s Enduring Heroes monument had the opportunity to meet artist Christopher Slatoff, tour his studio and see his progress on the monument to Pasadena’s hometown heroes. Slatoff was commissioned to create a bronze sculpture to honor Pasadena’s fallen soldiers, which will be installed in Defenders Park near the Colorado Street Bridge and dedicated on Memorial Day 2017.
The privately funded memorial is being organized by Shelly Lowe, Rhonda Kozacik, Jordi Stringfellow and Jaynie Studenmond. It honors Pasadena’s fallen heroes, including Army 2nd Lt. Todd Bryant, Marine 2nd Lt. James P. Blecksmith, Army Specialist Willie Gilbert, Marine Lance Cpl. Sergio Escobar, Army Private 1st Class Cory Hiltz, Marine Lance Cpl. Rogelio Ramirez, Army Sergeant Joseph Stifter, Army Specialist Adam Rosema, Marine Lance Cpl. Dion Whitley, Army Reserve Specialist Carla Jane Stewart and Army Staff Sgt. Scott Studenmund.