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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Charleston Post and Courier: The true heroes of the Bridge Run

By David Quick | Post and Courier | Postandcourier.com | April 1, 2012 Many of us at the 35th Cooper River Bridge Run and Walk took for granted our ability to put on our shoes, line up at the starting line, and enjoy the 6.2-mile rite of spring on Saturday.

Marine Connection: 71-year-old travels coast to coast for injured Marines

By Marine Connection | Marines.mil | March 30, 2012 Rick Hermelin still has a Marine’s toughness 50 years after enlisting. The former aviation communications technician is undertaking a 100-day, coast-to-coast journey on an ElliptiGO, a bike that mimics a running motion, to raise money for Injured Marine Semper Fi Fund. “I never got injured,” said…

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