Institute Donates $25,000 to Semper Fi Fund

The Potomac Institute donated $25,000 to the Injured Marine Semper Fi Fund, representing proceeds from sales of “Al Gray, Marine: The Early Years.” Gen. Al Gray and author Scott Laidig were on hand to present the check with Mike Swetnam, CEO. Receiving the check were Karen Guenther, President, CEO and Founder of the Semper Fi…

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CBS: Marine wife raises $101M to support troops

Karen Guenther, named the 2013 Armed Forces Insurance Marine Military Spouse of the Year, and her husband, Col. Glenn Guenther, speaks to the “CBS This Morning” co-hosts about founding the Semper Fi Fund, which has provided millions to troops and families in need. Watch the video of the interview:

Semper Chai: Marine spouse promotes healing power of tea

By Hope Hodge | Military Times | | May 19, 2013 A Marine spouse believes she has found a remedy for deployment separation anxiety, post-traumatic stress and even battlefield wounds — and it’s all in a cup of hot tea. For Rachel Crawford, wife of a Marine major stationed aboard Camp Lejeune, N.C., her…

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San Diego Union Tribune: Marines win Warrior Games

By Gretel C. Kovach | San Diego Union Tribune | | May 17, 2013 The Marines fought off a near upset from the Army this week in the 2013 Warrior Games, claiming a fourth Chairman’s Cup and another year of bragging rights as undefeated champion of the athletic competition for troops injured by combat,…

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Run for the Fund coming May 11

By John V. Ciani | The Daily Independent | | May 3, 2013 The fifth annual Run for the Fund will take place May 11 at 8 a.m. at Leroy Jackson Park, with a new twist thanks to cooperation with China Lake. The fifth annual Run for the Fund will take place May 11…

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War amputees to Boston's injured: 'Life's not over'

By Oren Dorell | USA Today | | April 28, 2013 Veterans who lost limbs in Iraq and Afghanistan traveled to Boston to provide information and moral support to those seriously injured in the bombings. BOSTON – Cameron West used two hands to lift his right leg into the SUV that would take him…

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Boston Globe: Marines' Visit Brings Hope And Laughter

By Eric Moskowitz | The Boston Globe | | April 23, 2013 Looking up from her hospital bed through tears, she is at first morose and mournful, six days after losing both of her legs below the knee. “I can’t do anything right now,” Celeste Corcoran says, voice sodden. That is why the two…

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