Disfigured by war, veteran now says ‘I found my place’

USA TODAY | Gregg Zoroya | 3:06 p.m. EDT July 3, 2015 | Link to Article LOVETTSVILLE, Va. — Ronny “Tony” Porta was searching for a place where people could see past the disfigurement left by war, where cruel mutterings about his appearance or unfeeling questions about whether such wounds were “worth it” did not…

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Semper Fi Open raises 135k for injured military

U-T San Diego | By Linda McIntosh | 1:10 p.m. June 29, 2015 | Link to Article Vista, CA — The annual Semper Fi Open golf tournament raised $135,000 for the Semper Fi Fund to help injured service members and their families. Speakers at the event included Rear Admiral Richard Jefferies and BJ Ganem, an…

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Wounded veterans back in the saddle

The Clarion-Ledger | Jacob Threadgill | April 24, 2015, 9:34 p.m. CDT | Link to Article Canton, MS – There was always one soothing thought commanding officer John Mayer would share with his machine gunner Carlos Rochel during the difficult times of two tours of duty in Iraq, “nothing is better for the inside of…

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Wounded Warriors train for triathlon on Pensacola Beach

WEAR-TV ABC-3 | Updated: Friday, April 24 2015, 10:15 PM CDT | Link to Article Pensacola, FL – Fourteen Wounded Warriors are on Pensacola Beach training for a triathlon. They’re taking part in a sports camp put on by the “Semper Fi Fund.”

Injured veterans take on triathlon camp, body and mind

Pensacola News Journal | by Marketta Davis | 7:08 p.m. CDT April 17, 2015 | Link to Article Pensacola Beach will be home to some 20 injured veterans over the next two weeks as they take part in training for upcoming triathlons sponsored by teams Semper Fi and America’s Fund.

Vets ride to raise awareness, but not for themselves

Marine Corps Times | By Leo Shane III, Staff writer | 11:02 a.m. EDT April 10, 2015 | Link to Article Navy veteran Josh Sharpe, who lost the use of his legs in a car accident in 1994, will use a handcycle to travel the 180 miles from Houston to Austin, Texas, to raise awareness…

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Run the Bridge to bolster Semper Fi Fund

Jacksonville Daily News | By Maria Sestito – | Published: Thursday, April 9, 2015 at 06:37 AM. | Link to Article Jacksonville, NC – A race this weekend to benefit the Semper Fi Fund is expected to draw hundreds of participants and cause a change in traffic patterns in downtown Jacksonville.