First-Ever 5K Race That Aims To Help Injured Marines

May 12, 2011

By Harold Egeln | Brooklyn Daily Eagle | | May 12, 2011

BAY RIDGE, NY — "On Armed Forces Day, Saturday, May 21, the U.S. Marine Corps spirit will land in Bay Ridge in the form of a five-kilometer fundraising run for the treatment and care of injured Marines. Near the shores of the Narrows, runners and sponsors are getting in shape for a cause close to the hearts of many here in a community that hosts Brooklyn’s only military base, Fort Hamilton. Read the rest of this entry »

Organization helps wounded hero drive again

May 12, 2011

By News 14 Carolina Staff | News 14 Carolina | | May 12, 2011

WILMINGTON, NC — "A wounded warrior gets the keys to a new ride for his service.

On Thursday, Marine Corps Staff Sgt. Samuel Schoenheit was presented with a brand new Chevy truck specially adapted to fit his needs. Schoenheit was critically injured in 2008 in Afghanistan when he was shot in the head. Read the rest of this entry »

Wounded Warrior gets special ride

May 12, 2011

By Asha Dave | WWAY3 News || May 12, 2011

WILMINGTON, NC (WWAY) -- "A man who gave so much to his country got a big help getting around today.

Marine Corps Staff Sgt. Samuel Schoenheit was shot in the head in Afghanistan in 2008. His right side was paralyzed, but after years of intense therapy, he can walk and drive his brand new truck. It's compliments of the Semper Fi Fund and Jeff Gordon Chevrolet. Read the rest of this entry »

Injured soldier receives specially adapted vehicle in Wilmington

Ssgt Schoenheit photo with SFF WCET
May 12, 2011

By Ashley Barker | South College WECT 6 | | May 12, 2011

WILMINGTON, NC (WECT) – "SSgt. Samuel Schoenheit, a highly decorated veteran in the Marine Corps, was given a specially adapted vehicle Thursday to help him get around.
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Walking Wounded – Princeton Marine On the Mend

May 12, 2011
Evan Reichenthal with Amos Landmark article

Evan receives a Purple Heart for his services from John Amos, Commandant of UMSC U.S. Marine Corps. Submitted photo. Provided by The Landmark

By PHYLLIS BOOTH | The Landmark | | May 12, 2011

Princeton resident Evan Reichenthal lost 26 pints of blood, and part of his right leg from the knee down. His left leg had torn ligaments and burns from the blast from an IED (Improvised Explosive Device) while on foot patrol in Marjah, Afghanistan in January. That blast blew out his right elbow, leaving him with severe nerve damage.

But Evan has set a goal for himself through the trauma –walk into the June 4 Wachusett Regional High School graduation to see his best friend’s sister graduate. He’s also been invited to be in the Memorial Day parade in Princeton.

His injuries came in the blink of an eye. Read the rest of this entry »

Wounded Marine to receive vehicle

May 11, 2011

By Staff Writer | JDNews | | May 11, 2011

"The Semper Fi Fund will present a special vehicle to a Camp Lejeune wounded warrior on Thursday.

Marine Staff Sgt. Samuel Schoenheit, who was partially paralyzed during a firefight in Afghanistan in 2008, will receive a specially adapted vehicle at Jeff Gordon Chevrolet in Wilmington at 2 p.m. Thursday.
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Shore News Today – Triathlon May 28

May 11, 2011

By Staff Reporter | Shore News Today| | May 11, 2011

SEA ISLE CITY – "The fourth annual Tri-For-Our-Veterans Triathlon begins the 2011 summer by remembering veterans and disabled military personnel. The competition, which will take place in Sea Isle City on Saturday, May 28, will benefit two veteran’s organizations: The Injured Marine Semper Fi Fund and Sea Isle City’s VFW Post 1963.
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Tulsa Marine Begins Next Leg Of Cross Country Trek

NewsOn6 Photo of Bill Conner 5.10.11
May 10, 2011

By News on 6 Tulsa | | May 10, 2011

TULSA, Oklahoma -- "A Tulsa Marine has begun the next leg of his cross-country journey.

News On 6 introduced you to Major Bill Conner on Sunday. He rode into town just in time to surprise his mom for Mother's Day.

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He’s just a great guy

May 10, 2011
Sgt Peck homecoming News-Sun

Marine Sgt. John Peck is saluted as he arrives at a blood drive and benefit at the Antioch VFW on Monday. He lost both arms and legs to a bomb explosion while serving in Afghanistan. Photo provided by News-Sun.

By Diana Kuyper | The News-Sun | | May 10, 2011

ANTIOCH — Marine Sgt. John Peck wheeled into the VFW on Monday morning in his motorized wheelchair and was inundated with attention from area residents and officials. They wanted to thank him for his service and the sacrifice he made when he lost four limbs in an IED explosion in Afghanistan almost a year ago.

Peck arrived in a motorcade escorted by police and fire vehicles and a Patriot Guard motorcycle contingent. More than 2,500 supporters, including hundreds of grade and high school students, lined the sidewalks on Main Street and waved American flags as he passed by in a van donated by the Semper Fi Fund.
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Tulsa Marine visits his mom on Mother’s Day

May 9, 2011

By Nicole Burgin | KRMG | | May 9, 2011

Tulsa, OK -- "A special Mother’s Day for one Green Country mother as her son, a U.S. Marine, visits Tulsa. It has been about a year and a half since Major Bill Conner has seen his mom. He returned home from Afghanistan in March, one of his six deployments overseas. Within a month of getting back, Conner set on a 6-week cross country bicycle ride to raise money for the Semper Fi fund, an organization that helps injured Marines and those injured while supporting Marines. Read the rest of this entry »

Ultimate warrior: Delco Marine injured in shooting will participate in athletic event

LCpl Nicholas Green Delco Times 5.9.11
May 9, 2011
LCpl Nicholas Green Delco Times 5.9.11

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By Danielle Lynch | Delco Times | | May 9, 2011

U.S. Marine Lance Cpl. Nicholas Green — who was shot in the stomach last August — is doing a lot better these days.

So well, that he’ll have the chance to compete in the upcoming Warrior Games competition.

“It definitely feels great to be where I am now,” Green said. “A few months ago … I was not sure where I’d be.” Read the rest of this entry »

Marine bicycling cross-country makes it to Tulsa to celebrate Mother’s Day with mom

Tulsa World Bill Conner with Mom 5.9.11
May 9, 2011

By Manny Gamallo | Tulsa World News | | May 9, 2011

There aren't too many people who would hop on a bicycle and ride 1,490 miles with a plan in mind to be with their mother on Mother's Day.

That was on Marine Maj. Bill Conner's mind, though, when he left Ocean-side, Calif., on Easter Sunday to start his 3,300-mile "Semper Fi Ride Across America" bicycle run to help raise money for injured Marines. Read the rest of this entry »

KTUL ABC Tulsa: Local Marine Riding Across Country to Help

May 8, 2011

KTUL8 ABC Tulsa | | May 8, 2011

A local Marine is riding across the country to raise money for injured Marines. He made it home to Tulsa in time for a Mother's Day surprise. e

Fox 23 Tulsa: Marine Biking Across America Makes Mother’s Day Surprise

May 8, 2011

By Ian Silver | Fox 23 News | | May 8, 2011

A U.S. Marine who served in Afghanistan and Iraq is riding his bicycle across America to raise money for a great cause, and Sunday he made a special stop in his home town of Tulsa to surprise his mom for Mother's Day.

Maj. Bill Conner started his 33-hundred-mile journey across the U.S. on Easter, and is hoping to finish in Ocean View, Delaware by Memorial Day. Along the way he's hoping to raise $35,500 for the Semper Fi Fund to help his fellow servicemen and women who come back from overseas with injuries.

Sunday he surprised the woman who quite possibly could be the proudest mother on the planet. Read the rest of this entry »

Wounded Antioch Marine will get hero’s welcome

Cpl John Peck photo Sun News 5.5.11
May 5, 2011

By Diana Kuyper | The News-Sun | | May 5, 2011

Antioch's hometown hero, Marine Cpl. John Peck, returns home this week and will attend a blood drive in his honor at the Antioch VFW on May 9.

Area residents are urged to welcome him home by lining up along the route to the blood drive, starting at the intersection of routes 83 and 173 at 10:45 a.m. that will take him through downtown Antioch to North Avenue and west on North Avenue to the VFW at 75 North Ave. Read the rest of this entry »