Active Duty Profile: Captain Robert Hillery

Semper Fi Fund Coverage - LAVA Magazine
December 26, 2010
Semper Fi Fund Coverage - LAVA Magazine

Captain Robert Hillery (USMC)

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..."

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Special Help for Wounded Warriors

December 26, 2010

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."

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Fundraiser brings together runners, walkers and dogs

Karla Hatfield of Carlsbad and Dave Mullen of Del Mar show their holiday spirit.
December 24, 2010

Karla Hatfield of Carlsbad and Dave Mullen of Del Mar show their holiday spirit.

By: Promise Yee | The Coast News | December 24, 2010

Delmar, CA - "More than 200 runners and walkers, some with dogs on leash, hit the sands of Del Mar beach for the 19th annual Red Nose Run on Dec. 17th."

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Del Mar Red Nose Run 2010 afoot

Semper Fi Fund Coverage - Delmar Times
December 23, 2010
Semper Fi Fund Coverage - Delmar Times

Kathleen Naughton, John Towart, Kathy Spencer

By: Scott Reeder | The Delmar Times | December 23, 2010

Delmar, CA - "Del Mar’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 d’oeuvres, a raffle and a live auction. The Run benefits the Fresh Start Surgical Gifts and Semper Fi Fund charities."

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USS Peleliu Sailors, Marines Compete in Half Marathon/5K on Flight Deck

Semper Fi Fund Coverage - US Navy
December 16, 2010
Semper Fi Fund Coverage - US Navy

PACIFIC OCEAN (Dec. 13, 2010) Sailors and Marines participate in the Lady Ace 5K...

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. "

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Semper Fi Fund founder, Karen Guenther, nominated for 2011 “Military Spouse of the Year.” Your vote is needed!

Karen Guenther - Founder of the Injured Marine Semper Fi Fund
December 6, 2010

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 »

New Home To Be Built for War Hero

Semper Fi Fund Coverage - FOX 4 - Cpl Briseno
November 22, 2010
Semper Fi Fund Coverage - FOX 4 - Cpl Briseno

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."

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Bovington marine completes ‘Forrest Gump’ run

Semper Fi Fund Coverage - Dorset Echo - Gumpathon
November 18, 2010
Semper Fi Fund Coverage - Dorset Echo - Gumpathon


Corporal Lloyd Fenner, Marine Jamie Jobson, Colour Sergeant Damian Todd, Staff Sergeant James Mazzoni-Dalton, Marine Mark Ormrod and Master Gunnery Sergeant Chunks Padilla at Santa Monica Pier

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."

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Land Rovers Serve as Support Vehicles for The Gumpathon

Semper Fi Fund Coverage - Truck Trend Magazine - Gumpathon
November 18, 2010
Semper Fi Fund Coverage - Truck Trend Magazine - Gumpathon


Land Rovers Serve as Support Vehicles for The Gumpathon. Photography by Zach Gale

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."

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Mids Participate in Memorial Race

Semper Fi Fund Coverage - Fuel for Life
November 18, 2010
Semper Fi Fund Coverage - Fuel for Life

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 ‘‘Fuel 4 Life” 5K race Nov. 14, starting and ending at Navy-Marine Corps Memorial Stadium."

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Semper Fi Fund highlighted by AIP president as ‘doing amazing work’ in article comparing military charities.

November 11, 2010

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.."

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This Veterans Day, Many Soldiers Still Hurting

Photo: Saul Loeb/AFP/Getty Images
November 11, 2010

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 »

Cpl. Todd A. Nicely highlighted in Washington Post: On Veterans Day, honoring Marine who lost limbs in Afghanistan, but not spirit

November 11, 2010

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."

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Kim Foley Joins Injured Marine Semper Fi Fund Board of Directors

November 8, 2010

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."

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Racing Team Semper Fi to Raise Money for Injured Marines at 25 Hours of Thunderhill

November 5, 2010

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 December’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..."

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