Congratulations Marine Captain Robert Hillery on his recent Congressional Proclamation from Congressman Darrell Issa! Congressman Issa recently honored Capt Hillery with the Proclamation and spoke in the U.S. House of Representatives about Capt Hillery's heroic service to his country as well as recognizing his athletic efforts to raise awareness and support for the Semper Fi Fund through his "1 in 10" fundraising events. Read the rest of this entry »
By Susan Reimer | Baltimore Sun | http://weblogs.baltimoresun.com | April 26, 2011
The Injured Marine Semper Fi Fund, which supports injured servicemen and women and their families, will be the beneficiary again this year of a fundraiser at Homestead Gardens in Davidsonville.
The Homestead fundraising effort is the brainchild of Gloria Rodriguez, who works at Homestead. She fled Castro's Cuba 40 years ago with her husband and two sons, and expresses her gratutude to this country by volunteering to help injured Marines and by raising money for the Injured Marine Semper Fi Fund. Read the rest of this entry »
Kristina Blake | Santee Patch | santee.patch.com | April 25, 2011
Corey Petersen will compete in the Ms. Wheelchair America 2011 competition in August.
As an athlete, veteran, wife, daughter, sister and friend, Corey Petersen holds many titles. Now, she has one more to add to her list: Ms. Wheelchair California 2011.
The Santee resident received her crown and sash at the 2011 Ms. Wheelchair California Pageant last Saturday, which was held at the Abilities Expo at the Los Angeles Convention Center.
â€œIâ€™m still kind of getting used to it,â€ said Petersen, who has resided in Santee since last May. â€œItâ€™s really surreal. Exciting, but surreal.â€ Read the rest of this entry »
Press Release | Cape May County Herald | www.capemaycountyherald.com | April 25, 2011
Sea Isle City, NJ - "The 4th Annual Tri-For-Our-Veterans Triathlon will be an ideal way to begin the 2011 summer season â€“ by remembering our nationâ€™s veterans and disabled military personnel. The competition, which will take place in Sea Isle City on Saturday, May 28, will benefit two veteranâ€™s organizations: The Injured Marine Semper Fi Fund and Sea Isle Cityâ€™s VFW Post 1963. A number of military teams will once again compete in this worthy event, including racers from the United States Naval Academy the Marineâ€™s Team Semper Fi. Read the rest of this entry »
Englewood, FL - "Once again the residents of Boca Royale Golf and Country Club will be hosting a golf tournament to benefit the Semper Fi Fund. The guest of honor for this wonderful event will be Marine Corps Commandant Gen James F. Amos, USMC. "
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By Julia LeDoux | Inside Nova | www.insidenova.com | April 2, 2011
Woodbridge, VA - "Over the past 90 days the Northern Virginia Fuller Center for Housing, project sponsors and numerous volunteers have been renovating the Himan home in Dale City. The volunteers came together to construct an addition that made the house accessible for Josh, who was left paralyzed from the waist down when an improvised explosive device destroyed the vehicle he was in while on patrol in Afghanistan in 2009."
By Tommy Braswell | The Post and Courier | www.postandcourier.com | April 1, 2011
Charleston, SC -- When Team Semper Fi takes part in the Cooper River Bridge Run, the folks at Divine Redeemer Catholic School in Hanahan will make sure the group of U.S. Marines recovering from injuries suffered in Iraq or Afghanistan will be treated like royalty.
A crowd of 250 to 300 will be on hand to salute the Wounded Warriors with a pasta dinner today. The program this year will feature patriotic music by the students. William F. Bendt of Charleston, a Bronze Star recipient from World War II, will be this year's guest speaker. Quilts of Valor will be presented to those who have not yet received them. Divine Redeemer's pastor, Father Ed Fitzgerald, will bless a vehicle from Force Protection in Ladson destined for Afghanistan or Iraq.
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Posted at 08:24 PM on Saturday, Mar. 05, 2011. By Bill McEwen / The Fresno Bee
Reedley, CA - The Marines had come from all over the country for camaraderie, to test themselves and to soak up the scenery along the Blossom Trail. Read the rest of this entry »
Rare Marine Wins Rare Life Award – Marine Hero Runs 3,530 miles Cross Country; Raises more than $50,000 for Wounded Comrades
Frankfort, Frankin County, KY - Eagle Rare Kentucky Straight Bourbon Whiskey has named Master Gunnery Sergeant Charles Padilla of San Marcos, Calif. as the winner of the 2011 Rare Life Award. Read the rest of this entry »
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."