By Kimberly Poore, The Sun - October 25, 2010
Pasadena, TX - "Golfers are gathering at Northgate Country Club to honor a fallen marine and to help those who have been injured serving their country. The Braden Bailess Memorial Annual Golf Tournament will be held on Nov. 8. This yearâ€™s event marks the fifth annual event memorializing the life of Marine Braden Bailess."
By Lenny Bernstein and Vicky Hallett, The Washington Post - October 21, 2010
Washington, DC - "Overcoming obstacles -- physical, mental and spiritual -- is the essence of marathon running. The 30,000 participants in the 2010 Marine Corps Marathon have conquered heat, humidity, hills, fatigue and in some cases injuries to reach the starting line of the 35th annual "People's Marathon." Still others have surmounted more personal challenges to get there. Here are a few of their stories."
By Lisa Roose Church, The Daily Press - October 19, 2010
Brighton, MI - "When her brother was killed in Iraq, Katy Kerch ran. At first, running allowed the 41-year-old Brighton woman to deal with her grief. Now, Kerch runs the annual Marine Corps Marathon â€” 26.2 miles on Oct. 31 â€” in memory of her brother and to raise funds for the Injured Marine Semper Fi Fund,"
By Lisa Roose Church, The Daily Press - October 19, 2010, 8:00AM
Dorset, UK - "TWO Dorset marines who are taking part in a Forrest Gump-inspired coast-to-coast run across America have reached the half-way point.
The Royal Marines, Corporal Lloyd Fenner, 29, and Jamie Jobson, aged 24, are part of a six-man team, consisting of American and British marines, who are attempting the incredible 3,530-mile run, dubbed the Gumpathon, to raise Â£1m for forcesâ€™ charities."
By Andrew Dys, The Herald - October 17, 2010, 8:46PM
Rock Hill, SC - "Look at Brian Dunn, and you see the "USMC" tattoo across his arm, the Marine haircut and his flashing eyes when the talk is about bombers that he spent so long fighting and yes - killing - in Iraq in 2004 and 2005.
Bombers that almost killed him, too."
By John Mark Beilue, The Amarillo Globe - October 17, 2010, 4:19AM
Amarillo, TX - "The British Royal Marine jogged along Washington Street in front of St. Mary's Catholic School about noon Friday. He slapped hands with many of the children lined on the sidewalk, all holding small American flags."
By Ann Brennan, Annapolis Patch - October 16, 2010
Annapolis, MD - "Being married to a runner is great in so many ways. Knowing that he is healthy and fit, seeing the effects his running routine has had on his body and knowing that he understands what is going on with my training are just a few of the benefits of having a running spouse."
By Bryan Dean, News OK - October 15, 2010
Oklahoma City, OK - "Bill Dunham, of Norman, ran with the group as they passed through Oklahoma. He lost his leg in 1989 while serving with the Army in Panama. If you want to understand what life is like for Bill Dunham, it's not enough to walk a mile in his shoes. Try running a mile on his prosthetic leg. Dunham, 42, of Norman, had his leg amputated after he was wounded in 1989 while serving with Army Rangers in Panama during an operation to apprehend former dictator Manuel Noriega.
By KPHO-TV, CBS Ch5 - October 13, 2010, 7:14pm MST
Scottsdale, AZ - "There was a big sendoff Wednesday morning for 50 cyclists who have set up on a 430-mile ride from Scottsdale to San Diego. They are raising money for injured Marines returning home from overseas. Their ceremony featured bike riders making the trip and former injured Marines."
By Brien McElhatten, KNXV-TV, ABC Ch15 - October 14, 2010
Scottsdale, AZ - "Dozens of cyclists began peddling their way from Scottsdale to San Diego Wednesday to help fellow service members in need. Fifty riders are the mission to help their brothers and sisters in arms in the third annual Ride for Semper Fi."
By Tom Ragan, firstname.lastname@example.org, The Daily Pilot - Tuesday, 12 October 2010 at 9:19 pm
Newport Beach, CA - "Marine Cpl. Alfonso Palacios has a tattoo on his left forearm depicting tombstones in memory of servicemen killed during a seven-month tour in Afghanistan.
The 24-year-old Afghan War veteran said he lost four buddies who were "really close" to him."
By Simon Rice, The Foreign Desk, The Independent - Tuesday, 12 October 2010 at 3:39 pm
Oklahoma City, OK, USA - "Whether itâ€™s the romanticism created by books like On The Road or the wonder that comes with a trip into the unknown, travelling coast to coast across the United States is a journey with an enduring appeal.
Yet for the Gumpathon team who are journeying from New York to Los Angeles on foot, the romanticism and wonder is understandably fading. Those feelings have been replaced by blisters, soaring temperatures, various time zones, five mountain ranges and a stray dog â€“ and theyâ€™re only halfway."
By Myles Burke, The Telegraph - October 09, 2010, 2:52PM BST
Grimsby, UK - "A team of soldiers who are running 3,530 miles coast to coast across America to raise funds for injured service personnel have reached halfway mark of Oklahoma City. The team which is a mix of four British Royal Marines, one US Army soldier and a US Marine, have crossed two time zones, 11 states and five mountain ranges, enduring blistering temperatures and running a minimum of 16 miles each every day."