Some area citizens have been working to make sure a local hero’s name has been added to the Desert Storm Memorial Monument in front of city hall.
Phillip Dean Mobley valiantly fought in Desert Storm during the Persian Gulf War, and on February 26, 1991, he made the ultimate sacrifice.
Mobley was a graduate of Holden High School, Class of 1983.
The Holden community is proud of their hometown son’s service and want to honor him.
David and Naomi Chastain of the Holden Parks & Recreation Dept. take care of the Desert Storm monument and Naomi learned of Mobley’s service and sacrifice from local businessman Scotty Walker.
Naomi went to the high school and discovered a plaque hanging on the wall to honor Mobley.
She took a photo of it (pictured) and David, as president of Parks & Rec, brought the matter to the Holden City Council and Mayor Liz Weeks.
The City approved the request to have Mobley’s name added to the Desert Storm monument.
Dan Cast of Cast Monuments then created the memorial marker with Mobley’s name on it.
It was then added to the monument at city hall.
The Chastains are wondering if Phillip Mobley still has relatives in the Holden area.
The thought is that it would be nice to have a small ceremony at the Desert Storm monument and Mayor Weeks is in favor of the idea.
If you are related to Phillip Mobley or know someone who is, please contact city hall and they can put you in touch with the Chastains to discuss the ceremony with them.
Phillip Dean Mobley is a true local hero, laying down his life for this country, and now his name is on the permanent Desert Storm Memorial at city hall.
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