Jefferson native kayaking Mississippi to aid fellow vets

The Daily Union | By Chris Welch, Union staff writer | Link to Article | Posted: Wednesday, May 7, 2014 9:56 am | Updated: 10:15 am, Wed May 7, 2014. JEFFERSON, WI — Jefferson native Nic Doucette soon will help his friends and fellow veterans by traveling 2,552 miles … by kayak. But first, he…

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SEMPER FI FUND: “Serving Those Who Preserve Our Freedom”

By Amanda Causey | Link to Article This story begins in the spring of 2003 when the U.S. military mission Operation Iraqi Freedom began. The engagement’s first wave of wounded Marines and sailors landed at Camp Pendleton, a U.S. Marine Corps Base in California. There, Karen Guenther, a registered nurse and spouse of an active-duty…

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Veteran begins cross-country trek by horseback

By THOMAS BRENNAN – Thomas.Brennan@JDNews.com Published: Thursday, May 1, 2014 at 16:56 PM. | Link to Article More than one year ago, Matt Littrell sat at his kitchen table staring intently at his pistol, wondering whether the next day was worth living for. Now he hopes to show the nation’s veterans that it is. He…

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Service Members Compete In Cowboy Challenge

Escondido, CA – Nine veteran and active duty service members from around the country are city slickers not more as they compete for bragging rights as real-life saddle stars in the 5th annual Semper Fi Cowboy Challenge Link to Article | Source: KSWB – San Diego, CA

Service members saddle up for cowboy challenge

San Diego, California News Station – KFMB Channel 8 – cbs8.com | Link to Article Posted: Apr 30, 2014 5:01 PM EDT Updated: Apr 30, 2014 5:01 PM EDT By Alicia Summers, Reporter – bio | email SAN DIEGO (CBS 8) – For the fifth year in a row, the injured athletes of Team Semper…

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Help Our Heroes golf scramble a big success

More than $6000 raised By Tammy Wilhite | Sports editor | pistol@myspartanews.com | Published: Monday, April 28, 2014 12:05 AM CDT | Link to article Sparta Country Club played host to the Help Our Heroes Golf Scramble on Saturday, April 19th. When it comes to the heroes mentioned in the title, one of Sparta’s own…

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Semper Fi golf tournament raises more than $170,000

Herald Tribune | Link to Article | Submitted by Gail Choate Published: Tuesday, April 22, 2014 at 2:04 p.m. Last Modified: Tuesday, April 22, 2014 at 2:04 p.m. The Fifth Annual Boca Royale Semper Fi Fund Charity Golf Tournament, hosted April 11, raised more than $170,000 before expenses. The event featured an 18-hole golf tournament…

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Semper Fi golf tournament raises more than $170,000

Herald Tribune | Published: Tuesday, April 22, 2014 at 2:04 p.m. | Submitted by Gail Choate | Link to Article The Fifth Annual Boca Royale Semper Fi Fund Charity Golf Tournament, hosted April 11, raised more than $170,000 before expenses. The event featured an 18-hole golf tournament and gourmet dinner with Lt. Gen. Robert Neller,…

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Congratulations, Rob Jones!

The numbers are amazing: Over $125,000 raised as the result of traveling more than 5,200 miles by bicycle over nearly 200 days using two prosthetic legs to propel one amazing Marine from Bar Harbor, Maine to San Diego, California—and here’s one more amazing number:

Wounded hero goes extra mile for fellow Marines

Posted: Apr 14, 2014 10:37 PM EDT | Updated: Apr 15, 2014 11:40 AM EDT By Marcella Lee, Anchor/Reporter – bio | email SAN DIEGO (CBS 8) – Biking across the country is hard enough, but doing it without legs, makes it amazing. Monday, a double-amputee Marine veteran was honored for doing just that for…

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