Arkansas has beautiful lakes. But what lurks underneath way down at the bottom of one Arkansas lake there is something that will surprise you and at the same time touch your heart.

 

If you are a diver then you will want to see this in person. If you are not a diver then this is definitely for you. At the bottom of Lake Ouachita, there are some interesting things like railroad tracks, a sunken houseboat and a sailboat.

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Then there is this...a memorial. It's known as the Fearless Rock and the memorial honors one of Arkansas' sons, fallen soldier and Navy Seal Adam Brown.

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Adam Brown was born in Hot Springs and after graduating from Lake Hamilton High school in Pearcy, Arkansas then went on to Arkansas Tech before joining the Navy. He became a Navy Seal and received numerous medals.

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On March 18, 2010, he lost his life fighting and protecting his friends in Afghanistan. According to navylog.navymemorial.org, the Navy Seal team he was with was in a combat operation in Komar Province, Afghanistan

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the team encountered the enemy and engaged in a fire fight.  Reports of the action state that a portion of the US soldiers were pinned down by very heavy fire from the enemy compound and in an effort to protect his men, Brown charged the enemy and was firing on the enemy from a better vantage point, drawing fire away from his pinned down comrades.

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The memorial at the bottom of Lake Quachita is fitting for a Navy Seal. Over the years divers have left a momentum around the memorial making it an even more beautiful sight to see.

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And an Arkansas flag stands at the site along with the American Flag and the Navy flag too.

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What a wonderful tribute

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 The Memorial is located at Blakely Dam in Lake Ouachita. You can find out more about it at the Fearless Rock Memorial Facebook page.

This Memorial Day Weekend, please take a few minutes out of your busy weekend and remember the brave men and women that have sacrificed their lives fighting for our freedom.

You can watch the video of this dive below.

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