NBC33 LA: Coast to Coast for a Cause

By Matt Boudreaux | Louisiana NBC 33| NBC33TV.com | April 18, 2012 BATON ROUGE, LA (NBC33) — There’s something about the number 100 that has Rick Hermelin on the move. The 71-year old former marine has run 100 marathons, 100 half-marathons and 100-10K races. His next challenge travel coast to coast on an ElliptiGO, a…

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Press Enterprise: Golf tournament to benefit Semper Fi Fund

By The Press Enterprise – Riverside | PE.com | April 18, 2012 KWB Wealth Managers Group and Arrowhead Orthopaedics are teaming up to sponsor a golf tournament May 4 to benefit the Semper Fi Fund. The event has been inspired by U.S. Marine Cpl. Justin Crabbe, a native of the Inland Empire who is undergoing…

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Inside NOVA: Wounded warriors work on their equine skills

By Julia Ledoux | Inside NOVA | InsideNOVA.com | April 15, 2012 NOKESVILLE, Va. — Doctor’s appointments and medical tests were forgotten, at least temporarily, as Marines gal­loped around a horse corral Fri­day, grins wide and a competitive fire in their eyes. As part of the Semper Fi Fund’s Jinx McCain Horsemanship Pro­gram, 10 wounded,…

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Herald-Tribune: Tournament supports Semper Fi’s mission

By Betsy Williams | Herald-Tribune Sarasota | heraldtribune.com | April 11, 2012 The Semper Fi Fund was established in 2004 to help defray the expenses during hospitalization, rehabilitation and recovery for members of the U.S. Marine Corps and U.S. Navy injured in the line of duty or critically ill. Semper Fi has expanded to help…

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Marines.mil: Marine bikes across country

By 1st Lt. Kyle Thomas | USMC – Marine Corps Logistics Base Albany | Marines.mil | April 5, 2012 Marine Corps Logistics Base ALBANY Ga. — Rick Hermelin has taken it upon himself to bike 3,000 miles across country. The catch: He is 71 years old and is accomplishing the feat by traveling on an…

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WALB 10 News: Man Running to California for Marines

By Dayne Young | WALB 10 News | Walb.com | April 2, 2012 TIFT COUNTY, GA – A 71-year old former Marine is running across the country to raise money for wounded Marines. You might have seen him on the roads in Tift County Friday morning. His running style is different than you usually see.

JCFloridan: 71-year-old running to California to raise funds

By Lauren Delgado | Jackson County Floridan | Jcfloridan.com | April 2, 2012 Rick Hermelin challenges himself through running. He ran a bit in high school, but mostly stuck with weights, bicycles, laps in the pool, etc. When he was around 35 years old he decided to shake up his routine by running a mile…

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