Team Semper Fi member and 2014 Team USA Sled Hockey Gold Medalist Josh Sweeney, who scored the winning goal against Russia, is received the first ever Pat Tillman Award for Service presented by ESPN and the Pat Tillman Foundation at the 2014 ESPY Awards on July 16th at 9pm ET (http://espn.go.com/espys/2014/). Josh was injured by an improvised explosive device (IED) and lost both legs in October 2009 Read the rest of this entry »
Injured Veteran Athletes Gear Up for Cowboy-Style Adventure
RANCHESTER, WY July 11, 2014 - Next week, from July 15 to July 18, the injured veterans of Team Semper Fi (TSF) and Team America’s Fund (TAmF) are saddling up for the adventure of a lifetime: for four days and three nights, these athletes will become cowboys, driving cattle through the mountains of Wyoming for the Doublerafter Cattle Drive. Read the rest of this entry »
PRAIRIE DU CHIEN – The mosquitoes are thick, the storms relentless and the river high.
This is a dangerous time to be on the rain-swollen Mississippi River, especially for those with little experience on the water.
The current is deadly. Debris is prolific, often out of sight but just below the murky surface. The conditions have limited recreational traffic, but barges and winds persist, teaming at times to create waves that could easily swamp a kayak. Read the rest of this entry »
SAN DIEGO — The blood is not the most jarring part of the photograph taken shortly after the bomb blew off Marine Gunnery Sgt. Brian Meyer’s leg and hand.
It’s his smile.
The bomb technician had asked a team member to take the picture. He knew his defiance in the face of death would keep his comrades going and ease the torment caused by what they had witnessed. Read the rest of this entry »
TUPELO, Miss. (FOX13) - Saddling up for those who have fought for our country.
Marine veteran Matt Littrell, who served two tours in Iraq, is riding his horse coast-to-coast hoping to raise money for wounded and critically-ill members of the U.S. Armed Forces.
His trip is not just about raising money; it's about letting American heroes know they still matter, once their service is finished. Read the rest of this entry »
Las Vegas, NV (KTNV) -- Taxicab company Yellow Checker Star donated $5,000 to the Semper Fi Fund on Tuesday.
The donation contributes to financial assistance and additional services the nonprofit provides for military service men and women, veterans and their families, not just in Nevada but across the U.S. Read the rest of this entry »
We all watched in amazement as Rob Jones embarked on his incredible 5,181 mile cross-country bicycle journey to bring support and awareness to our wounded, the Semper Fi Fund and others. Today, Rob released a documentary of his bike ride and it's filled with heart-warming insight to his humble grit and determination, and the challenges he faced while accomplishing his ride. Read the rest of this entry »
FALLBROOK — For Hank Donigan, a 58-year-old Marine Corps veteran who retired a colonel in 2007, the magic number is 25.
That’s how many marathons Donigan plans to run by the end of 2014, and it’s no pipe dream, either: As of last Thursday, when we met in a coffee shop downtown, he had completed 12 events that were at least 26.2 miles in length — one was 51 miles, he admits, but he still only counted it once. Read the rest of this entry »
ITAWAMBA COUNTY, Miss. (WTVA) --A Colorado man, making his way across the country, made a stop in Mississippi on Tuesday.
Matt Littrell, a veteran, is making the trip to raise money for the Semper Fi Fund to help his fellow veterans with physical and emotional wounds. He started at Camp Lejeune in North Carolina and is headed to Camp Pendleton in California. Read the rest of this entry »
VISTA, CA (CBS 8) – More than 100 golfers teed off in the North County Monday in support of our wounded warriors.
The third annual Semper Fi Open Golf Tournament was held Monday morning at Shadow Ridge Golf Club. The tournament raises money for the Semper Fi Fund, which helps Marines and sailors who have been hurt on the battlefield since 9/11. Read the rest of this entry »
On a high, grassy hill in Lockwood that boasts a panoramic view of five mountain ranges, Bo Reichenbach will soon rebuild another part of his life.
Reichenbach, a U.S. Navy SEAL who lost his legs to a makeshift bomb in Afghanistan in 2012, joined a crowd of people Saturday afternoon on the hill to celebrate the groundbreaking for his future home. Read the rest of this entry »
Fallbrook’s ‘Hammerin Hank’ runs for Semper Fi Fund; retired Marine’s goal is to run 25 marathons in 2014
When 58-year-old ‘Hammerin Hank’ sets his mind to do something, the retired Marine Corps veteran gets it accomplished. Colonel Hank Donigan, a Fallbrook resident since 2003, plans to run a total of 25 marathons this year to raise money for the Semper Fi Fund.
His goal is to raise a total of $25,077 by the end of those races. Donigan breaks it down to $1,000 per race with an extra $77 to signify the year (1977) he graduated from the United States Naval Academy at Annapolis. Read the rest of this entry »
Since 2004, the Semper Fi Fund has given more than 71,500 grants to post-9/11 service members and their families for a wide range of assistance, totaling more than $91 million. While the numbers are impressive, they’re just the smallest part of what we’ve accomplished. Read the rest of this entry »
National - This Memorial Day weekend, nationally syndicated radio talk show host, Hugh Hewitt, will be hosting a special on the Semper Fi Fund as we celebrate a Decade of Dedication supporting our wounded, critically-ill and injured service members and their families. Hugh will be talking to our service members about their injuries, their recoveries and the assistance they've received from the Semper Fi Fund. Our President/CEO and Founder, Karen Guenther, will also be on the show with several of our staff, Read the rest of this entry »