By Courtney Grousman | KSDK CH5 | www.ksdk.com | December 30, 2010
Bethalto, IL (KSDK) - "A devastating Christmas for a Bethalto family. The family of Lance Corporal Kenny Corzine is dealing with his death, after his passing on Christmas Eve. The Marine was serving in Afghanistan when he was hit by an explosive device. "
NewsChannel 5 first told you the story of Lance Corporal Kenny Corzine earlier in December. His family had high hopes during his recovery, and despite losing both legs, the Marine was in good spirits--even talking--before taking a turn for the worst.
Black ribbons mark a southern Illinois home to match the grief the family inside is feeling. The Corzine's family is now discussing about how his legacy will live on.
"I hung out with my brother in Japan. Not a lot of people can say that, but we were really close," said Lance Corporal Nicholas Corzine, Kenny's younger brother. Read the rest of this entry »
By Lance Cpl. Lisa Tourtelot | MCAS Miramar | Defense Video and Imagery Distribution System | December 27, 2010 @ 18:15 PST
MCAS Miramar, CA - "The Military Spouse of the Year nominations are in, and one nomination stands out among the rest. Karen Guenther, founder and president of the Semper Fi Fund, was nominated for the 2011 Military Spouse of the Year award by Joshua Bliell, a Marine injured in Fallujah in
By: Jim Gourley | LAVA Magazine | December 26, 2010
Solana, CA - "Looking at the numbers, Captain Robert Hillery is an obvious choice as the Marine Corps' male athlete of the year. Since participating in his first triathlon in 2008, he's turned into a 30-race-a-year competitor. He's raised over $30,000 for the Injured Marine Semper Fi Fund..."
By Howard Jacobs | Wall Street Journal - Letters | December 26, 2010, 5:58 P.M. ET
New York, NY - "I offer my heartfelt thanks to Karl Rove ("Giving Back to Those Who Gave So Much," Dec. 23 op-ed) for highlighting the organizations that are doing such great work for our wounded heroes. My son is a former Marine who was seriously wounded in Iraq in 2006 while on his second tour there."
By: Scott Reeder | The Delmar Times | December 23, 2010
Delmar, CA - "Del Marâ€™s 19th Red Nose Run was held Dec. 17 on Del Mar Beach. Following the fun run, participants eased over to Poseidon restaurant for happy hours, hors dâ€™oeuvres, a raffle and a live auction. The Run benefits the Fresh Start Surgical Gifts and Semper Fi Fund charities."
By: Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Andrew Dunlap | USS Peleliu Public Affairs | December 16, 2010
USS PELELIU, At Sea - "Nearly 400 Sailors and Marines ran in the "Lady Ace" Half Marathon and 5K races while USS Peleliu (LHA 5) transited the Pacific Ocean to its homeport of San Diego, Dec. 6-13, after a seven-month deployment. "
Semper Fi Fund founder, Karen Guenther, nominated for 2011 “Military Spouse of the Year.” Your vote is needed!
Camp Pendleton, CA - We are pleased to announce that Karen Guenther, Founder and President of the Semper Fi Fund, has been nominated for "2011 Military Spouse of the Year" through Military Spouse Magazine! Read the rest of this entry »
By Lari Barager, adapted for Web by Tracy DeLatte | FOX 4 News | myFOXdfw.com | November 22, 2010 @ 4:37pm CST
Fort Worth, TX - "On this holiday week, a local war veteran has much to be thankful for. Cpl. Zach Briseno is a Marine. He lost both his legs below the knee during his second tour in Iraq."
By Lucy Pearce | Dorset Echo | November 19, 2010 2:00pm
Bovington, UK - "A ROYAL Marine based at Bovington who set off on a coast-to-coast run across the United States has finally completed the 3,530-mile challenge.
Corporal Lloyd Fenner, 30, was part of a six-man team who completed the course inspired by the film Forrest Gump to raise cash for three services charities."
By Zach Gale | Truck Trend Magazine | November 18, 2010
"Land Rover is supporting an event called The Gumpathon with the help of a 2010 LR4 and 2010 Range Rover Sport.
The Gumpathon team includes six men from the U.S. Marine Corps and Britain's Royal Marines who are running 3530 miles across 16 states over the course of eight weeks. The adventure will raise money for injured service men and women through The Royal Marine Charitable Trust Fund, Help for Heroes, and The Injured Marhine Semper Fi Fund."
By Jessica Clark | Trident | November 18, 2010
Anapolis, MD - "Naval Academy midshipmen, along with other members of the Annapolis and Naval Academy community, participated in the 2nd annual Col. Ripley memorial â€˜â€˜Fuel 4 Lifeâ€ 5K race Nov. 14, starting and ending at Navy-Marine Corps Memorial Stadium."
Semper Fi Fund highlighted by AIP president as â€˜doing amazing workâ€™ in article comparing military charities.
By Marcus Baram - The Huffington Post - November 11, 2010 @ 3:36pm
Washington, DC - "A "nonprofit entrepreneur" walks off with a $1.9 million retirement package in the wake of government probes and Congressional hearings that exposed his charity's unethical and wasteful use of funds.."