KLTV: Former Marine, 71, EliptiGo’s across the country for a cause

April 19, 2012
Rick Hermelin KLTV

By KLTV website | KLTV.com | April 19, 2012

BATON ROUGE, LA (WAFB) - For his three-month trip, Rick Hermelin packed light: two changes of clothes, a laptop computer, a sleeping bag and two GPS devices.

"The small one keeps track of where I've been," Hermelin said. "And, the big one tells me where I'm going."

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NBC33 LA: Coast to Coast for a Cause

April 18, 2012

By Matt Boudreaux | Louisiana NBC 33| NBC33TV.com | April 18, 2012

BATON ROUGE, LA (NBC33) — There’s something about the number 100 that has Rick Hermelin on the move. The 71-year old former marine has run 100 marathons, 100 half-marathons and 100-10K races. His next challenge travel coast to coast on an ElliptiGO, a low-impact fitness bike designed to emulate the running motion, will happen in 100 days. He’s not just doing for his health. His ultimate goal is to raise $10,000 for the Injured Marine Semper Fi Fund. Click on the video for the complete story. Read the rest of this entry »

Press Enterprise: Golf tournament to benefit Semper Fi Fund

April 18, 2012

By The Press Enterprise - Riverside | PE.com | April 18, 2012

KWB Wealth Managers Group and Arrowhead Orthopaedics are teaming up to sponsor a golf tournament May 4 to benefit the Semper Fi Fund.

The event has been inspired by U.S. Marine Cpl. Justin Crabbe, a native of the Inland Empire who is undergoing medical treatment and rehabilitation at the National Naval Medical Center in Bethesda, Md., for injuries sustained Aug. 26 in Afghanistan. Read the rest of this entry »

DVID News: Marines raise money, awareness for Semper Fi Fund

Marines raise money, awareness for Semper Fi Fund
April 16, 2012

Marines take on Egg Challenge for the Semper Fi FundBy Cpl. Jennifer Pirante | Defense Video & Distribution System | DVidshub.net | April 16, 2012

SAN DIEGO — Marines and guests gathered to raise money and awareness for the Injured Marine Semper Fi Fund at the Broken Yolk Café in Oceanside, Calif., April 13. Read the rest of this entry »

WDSU New Orleans: Retired Marine Crossing Country To Aid Wounded Warriors

April 16, 2012

By WDSU 6 New Orleans | WDSU.com | April 16, 2012

NEW ORLEANS -- A 71-year-old former Marine has taken to the road to help raise money for injured servicemen and women.

"Once a Marine, always a Marine, and it's just a part of who I am," Rick Hermelin said. Read the rest of this entry »

Inside NOVA: Wounded warriors work on their equine skills

April 15, 2012

By Julia Ledoux | Inside NOVA | InsideNOVA.com | April 15, 2012

NOKESVILLE, Va. -- Doctor’s appointments and medical tests were forgotten, at least temporarily, as Marines gal­loped around a horse corral Fri­day, grins wide and a competitive fire in their eyes.

As part of the Semper Fi Fund’s Jinx McCain Horsemanship Pro­gram, 10 wounded, ill or injured Marines from the Corps’ Wound­ed Warrior Regiment at Quantico Marine Corps base were selected to participate in the Wounded Warrior Cutting Horse Classic III, held at the D&M Cattle Company in Nokesville from Tuesday to Saturday.

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Herald-Tribune: Tournament supports Semper Fi’s mission

April 11, 2012

By Betsy Williams | Herald-Tribune Sarasota | heraldtribune.com | April 11, 2012

The Semper Fi Fund was established in 2004 to help defray the expenses during hospitalization, rehabilitation and recovery for members of the U.S. Marine Corps and U.S. Navy injured in the line of duty or critically ill.

Semper Fi has expanded to help service members of all the U.S. forces and their families in need. Read the rest of this entry »

Alabama NBC 15: Veteran Treks Across U.S. to Raise Money for Injured Service Men and Women

April 9, 2012

Local 15 News Alabama | Local15tv.com | April 9, 2012

(ORANGE BEACH, Ala.) - Rick Hermelin is an incredible man, in incredible shape. He's a former Marine who refuses to let his age stand in the way of his goals. He's fast too, covering about 12 miles per hour. LOCAL 15 News caught up with him, in Orange Beach. Read the rest of this entry »

Pensacola Fox 10 News: Man journeys cross-country for veterans

April 8, 2012

By Cory Pippin | Fox 10 News Pensacola | Fox10tv.com | April 8, 2012

PENSACOLA, Fla. (WALA) - As cars zoom by, Rick Hermelin, 71, steadily makes his way up the highway, his legs pumping the pedals on his elliptical bike.

Hermelin is on a 100 day, 3,000 mile trip across the country to support the "Injured Marine Semper Fi Fund." Read the rest of this entry »

Marines.mil: Marine bikes across country

April 5, 2012

By 1st Lt. Kyle Thomas | USMC - Marine Corps Logistics Base Albany | Marines.mil | April 5, 2012

Marine Corps Logistics Base ALBANY Ga. — Rick Hermelin has taken it upon himself to bike 3,000 miles across country. The catch: He is 71 years old and is accomplishing the feat by traveling on an elliptical bicycle, an apparatus powered by a walk/run motion rather than pedaling. Read the rest of this entry »

WALB 10 News: Man Running to California for Marines

April 2, 2012

By Dayne Young | WALB 10 News | Walb.com | April 2, 2012

TIFT COUNTY, GA - A 71-year old former Marine is running across the country to raise money for wounded Marines.

You might have seen him on the roads in Tift County Friday morning. His running style is different than you usually see. Read the rest of this entry »

JCFloridan: 71-year-old running to California to raise funds

April 2, 2012

By Lauren Delgado | Jackson County Floridan | Jcfloridan.com | April 2, 2012

Rick Hermelin challenges himself through running.

He ran a bit in high school, but mostly stuck with weights, bicycles, laps in the pool, etc. When he was around 35 years old he decided to shake up his routine by running a mile on his gym’s rooftop track. The results shocked him. Read the rest of this entry »

Video Fox 31 News: Marine on the go rides “ElliptiGo” for charity

April 1, 2012

By Jessica Fairley | Fox 31 News | Mysouthwestga.com | April 1, 2012

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Charleston Post and Courier: The true heroes of the Bridge Run

April 1, 2012

By David Quick | Post and Courier | Postandcourier.com | April 1, 2012

Many of us at the 35th Cooper River Bridge Run and Walk took for granted our ability to put on our shoes, line up at the starting line, and enjoy the 6.2-mile rite of spring on Saturday. Read the rest of this entry »

Marine Connection: 71-year-old travels coast to coast for injured Marines

March 30, 2012

By Marine Connection | Marines.mil | March 30, 2012

Rick Hermelin still has a Marine's toughness 50 years after enlisting. The former aviation communications technician is undertaking a 100-day, coast-to-coast journey on an ElliptiGO, a bike that mimics a running motion, to raise money for Injured Marine Semper Fi Fund. "I never got injured," said Hermelin. "It was a relatively peaceful time. I've been very healthy all my life, nothing hurts even after all those runs. This is my opportunity to give back and help." Hermelin began his trek on March 23 at Parris Island, S.C., exactly 53 years after he reported for Basic Training at Marine Corps Recruiting Depot (MCRD) San Diego in 1959. He will end his run 3,000 miles later on June 30 at MCRD San Diego where his Marine career was launched. Read the rest of this entry »