Team Semper Fi – Starts Triathlon as Individuals, Finishes as a Team

Team Semper Fi in the "Santa Cruz Sprint Triathlon"
September 3, 2010

By: Jennifer McMahon (Team Semper Fi Assistant) - August 8, 2010
Santa Cruz, CA - Like any triathlon, the Santa Cruz Sprint Triathlon is an individual sport. Team Semper Fi recently competed in this triathlon which consisted of a 750 yard swim, 12 mile bike ride and a 5K run. Read the rest of this entry »

Runners Come to Hobart to Honor a Fallen Marine

August 18, 2010

By WBAY TV ABC Channel 2 - August 18, 2010, 2:12 PM
Hobart, WI - "More than a thousand runners joined about 200 marines for the 5-th annual Jerabek Challenge in Hobart. The event is held in honor of PrivateFirst Class Ryan Jerabek, who died in Iraq six years ago."

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Fifth annual Jerabek Challenge in Hobart a race to remember

August 15, 2010

By Paul Srubas / Greenbay Press Gazette - August 15, 2010

Hobart, WI - "At least 1,100 people took off running and walking Saturday, all for the competition, the fun and in memory of a young man and running enthusiast who was killed in Iraq."

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‘Semper Paddelis’ races for injured Marines

August 14, 2010

By Steve Moyer/Herald-Tribune - Saturday, August 14, 2010
Fort Scott, KS - "It's probably the craziest thing I've ever tried," Lance Christie said. He was probably right, he and a friend are preparing for the MR340, an endurance race on the Missouri River from Kansas City to St. Charles slated to begin Aug. 24. The two have a good cause driving their attempt, they hope to raise money for the Semper Fi Fund, which helps injured U.S. Marine Corps personnel and Marine support workers."

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Marine Captains Marry and Gave Donations in Lieu of Giving Gift Savers

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July 28, 2010

Captains Ryan Brannon and Mandy HalversonMarine Captains Ryan Brannon and Mandy Halverson, who met while serving in Fallujah, were recently married in Montana.   Read the rest of this entry »

In a Hurry to Help a Wounded Marine – Fredericksburg.com

June 1, 2010

By RUSTY DENNEN - May 8, 2010 12:36 am
Fredericksburg, VA - "It wasn't your typical construction crew: men, women and children, skilled and unskilled, in white hard hats and brown T-shirts.

But at Lot 6, 52 Ashburn Hills Lane yesterday morning, they were all focused on one thing--building Marine Sgt. Steven Kiernan's house in a hurry."

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Warrior Games 2010: Day 3

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May 13, 2010

Another great day (d#3) watching our wounded Marines compete against the Army, Navy, and Air Force competition at the 1st Warrior Games at Olympic Training Center here in Colorado Springs.....

My favorite story from yesterday from Chuck Sketch/USMC (double amputee above the knee/blind in both eyes).

When a Mom of another wounded Marine told Chuck how honored she was to be present at the Wounded Warriors games with Chuck (right after he swam 4 events....last one 100M) Chuck said, "I'm the one who is so HONORED to be here because HERE I am treated like an ATHLETE!" Read the rest of this entry »