By Mary Walsh, CBS News, Politics - November 11, 2010
Washington, DC - With a steady breeze filling out every American flag across the National Mall, this is a picture-perfect Veterans Day here in Washington. Veterans are everywhere. Passers-by are thanking them for their service . Read the rest of this entry »
By Mary Walsh, CBS News, Politics - November 11, 2010
Cpl. Todd A. Nicely highlighted in Washington Post: On Veterans Day, honoring Marine who lost limbs in Afghanistan, but not spirit
By Michael E. Ruane - Washington Post Staff Writer - November 11, 2010 @ 9:28 AM
Washington, DC - "The morning that Marine Cpl. Todd A. Nicely received his medal for valor, he and his wife, Crystal, paused in a restroom at Walter Reed Army Medical Center to pull the trousers of his uniform over his artificial legs.
Crystal maneuvered his pants past the carbon fiber feet. Then they fitted the prostheses onto the stumps of Todd's legs.
He put on his tan utility shirt, which she buttoned, attached his artificial left arm and slipped his metal pole crutch onto the stump of his right arm. When he donned his camouflage Marine Corps hat "low on the brow," he was ready."
By News | Foley, Inc. - November 2010
Piscataway, NJ - "General Alfred M. Gray, Jr., 29th Commandant of the Marine Corps and Chairman of the Board of the Injured Marine Semper Fi Fund, recently welcomed Kim Foley to the Board of Directors of the organization. Mr. Foley is Chairman of the Board of Foley, Incorporated, the Caterpillar dealership serving northern New Jersey, Staten Island, and Bermuda."
By Motorsports Journal - November 5, 2010
Willows, CA - "Racing Team Semper Fi will test their new car, the Race Car Replicas (RCR) Superlite Eagle, at the Thunderhill Raceway Park on Tuesday, Nov. 9 and Wednesday, Nov. 10 in preparation for Decemberâ€™s 25 Hours of Thunderhill , known as the longest endurance race in the world. The team is raising money for the Injured Marine Semper Fi Fund by asking donors to pledge per lap..."
Wounded warrior gets back on road with bike – Injured in bombing in Iraq, Akron Marine Oy Rassavong enjoys being able to exercise.
By Jim Carney, The Akron Beacon Journal - November 2, 2010
Akron, OH - "Oy Rassavong was ready for a workout.
Wearing a Wounded Warrior and Soldier Ride T-shirt and other gear on a frigid day in late October, Rassavong was excited to take his new recumbent three-wheeler out for a spin.
A $3,500 donation from Team Semper Fi, a part of the nonprofit Injured Marine Semper Fi Fund, paid for the trike made by Inspired Cycle Engineering of England. It was modified specifically for Rassavong by Creative Mobility."
By FOX-5 Vegas, KVVU-TV, Las Vegas, NV - November 1, 2010, 11:12PST
Las Vegas, NV - "Nearing the end of their journey, six Marines are passing through Las Vegas on their way to complete the Gumpathon, a two month long coast-to-coast run.
"It's my way to give something back to them," runner Charles Padilla said."
By Lance Cpl. Lisa M. Tourtelot, Marine Corps Air Station Miramar- October 25, 2010
Miramar, CA - "Your whole life can change in a moment.
April 11, 2005: a young Marine driving a truck in Iraq hit an improvised explosive device and suffered a severe traumatic brain injury that left him unable to walk, talk or use most of the right side of his body.
Oct. 16, 2010: that same Marine, Angel Gomez, pedaled to the finish line in San Diego with 51 other cyclists after traversing more than 430 miles from Phoenix."
By Kimberly Poore, The Sun - October 25, 2010
Pasadena, TX - "Golfers are gathering at Northgate Country Club to honor a fallen marine and to help those who have been injured serving their country. The Braden Bailess Memorial Annual Golf Tournament will be held on Nov. 8. This yearâ€™s event marks the fifth annual event memorializing the life of Marine Braden Bailess."
By Lenny Bernstein and Vicky Hallett, The Washington Post - October 21, 2010
Washington, DC - "Overcoming obstacles -- physical, mental and spiritual -- is the essence of marathon running. The 30,000 participants in the 2010 Marine Corps Marathon have conquered heat, humidity, hills, fatigue and in some cases injuries to reach the starting line of the 35th annual "People's Marathon." Still others have surmounted more personal challenges to get there. Here are a few of their stories."
By Lisa Roose Church, The Daily Press - October 19, 2010
Brighton, MI - "When her brother was killed in Iraq, Katy Kerch ran. At first, running allowed the 41-year-old Brighton woman to deal with her grief. Now, Kerch runs the annual Marine Corps Marathon â€” 26.2 miles on Oct. 31 â€” in memory of her brother and to raise funds for the Injured Marine Semper Fi Fund,"
By Lisa Roose Church, The Daily Press - October 19, 2010, 8:00AM
Dorset, UK - "TWO Dorset marines who are taking part in a Forrest Gump-inspired coast-to-coast run across America have reached the half-way point.
The Royal Marines, Corporal Lloyd Fenner, 29, and Jamie Jobson, aged 24, are part of a six-man team, consisting of American and British marines, who are attempting the incredible 3,530-mile run, dubbed the Gumpathon, to raise Â£1m for forcesâ€™ charities."
By Andrew Dys, The Herald - October 17, 2010, 8:46PM
Rock Hill, SC - "Look at Brian Dunn, and you see the "USMC" tattoo across his arm, the Marine haircut and his flashing eyes when the talk is about bombers that he spent so long fighting and yes - killing - in Iraq in 2004 and 2005.
Bombers that almost killed him, too."
By John Mark Beilue, The Amarillo Globe - October 17, 2010, 4:19AM
Amarillo, TX - "The British Royal Marine jogged along Washington Street in front of St. Mary's Catholic School about noon Friday. He slapped hands with many of the children lined on the sidewalk, all holding small American flags."