71-year-old Former Marine Completes Coast-To-Coast ElliptiGO Run and Raises More than $11,000 for the Injured Marine Semper Fi Fund

PRWEB | prweb.com | July 5, 2012 Seventy-one-year-old former Marine Rick Hermelin made history this week as the first person to run coast-to-coast on an ElliptiGO elliptical running machine. The intrepid septuagenarian made the epic 3,000-mile trek to raise funds for the Injured Marine Semper Fi Fund, a non-profit set up to provide support for…

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Semper Fi Fund assists with VSAT Program at Archi's Acres™

The Semper Fi Fund is offering assistance for qualified wounded veterans to attend the Veterans Sustainability Agriculture Training™ (VSAT™) program at Archi's Acres™ in Southern California as part of our Education and Career Transition Assistance program. Archi's Acres™ is a small-scale organic farm in North County, San Diego, established in 2007 by a decorated Marine…

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Heroes hit the road for the Semper Fi Fund

By Kyrie O'Connor | My San Antonio | mysanantonio.com | July 5, 2012 College Station – If you let Texans Dennis McLaughlin or Troy McLehany tell the story, Ben Maenza of Tennessee is the hero. If you let Maenza tell it, the heroes are McLaughlin, McLehany and their crew. Let's stipulate up front: They're all…

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The Semper Fi Fund: Serving Those Who Preserve Our Freedom

Written by The Semper Fi Fund; posted by Michael T. Endres | George W. Bush Presidential Center | bushcenter.com | July 4, 2012 On September 16, 2003, the first wave of wounded Marines and Sailors landed at Camp Pendleton, California. A registered nurse named Karen Guenther, whose husband was deployed to Iraq, stood among the…

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The Wall Street Journal: Helping Veterans for Love of Country

By Karl Rove | The Wall Street Journal | online.wsj.com | OPINION July 4, 2012 Many groups that provide care for America's wounded warriors and their families are led by military wives. The great 19th-century French observer of our country, Alexis de Tocqueville, was amazed at how "Americans of all ages, all conditions, and all…

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ABC News: Secretary Panetta Pays Tribute to 'Wounded Warriors'

By Dana Hughes | ABC News | abcnews.go.com | June 25, 2012 Defense Secretary Leon Panetta welcomed 50 wounded service men and women who participated in this year's Warrior Games competition at a recognition ceremony today at the Pentagon. The competition is an annual event hosted by the United States Olympic Committee and supported by…

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