Journey of the heart passes through Socorro

By Elva K. Österreich | DChieftain | dchieftain.com | July 19, 2012 When Marine Lance Cpl. Ben Maenza came back from Afghanistan in October of 2010, he found himself alone in a hospital, clothes gone, legs removed. Then the Injured Marine Semper Fi Fund stepped in, flying his family in to be with him, buying…

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The Globe: Next generation leaders earn their stripes

By Amy Binkley | The Globe | camplejeuneglobe.com | July 19, 2012 Service members understand putting their personal safety at risk comes with the job description, but for military children, the idea of a parent in harm's way is a heavy burden. When warriors return home injured, whether physically or mentally, the weight on a…

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Cross-Country Runner Completes 1,575 Mile Run For Injured Service Members

International Falls, MN – Tom Knoll, original Ironman and 79-year-old retired Marine, has started his 3rd and final cross-country charity run, which is set to be completed Thursday, July 12, 2012. In June, Tom began his run in New Orleans, Louisiana and followed the Mississippi river through Memphis, St. Louis, and Minneapolis. His final destination…

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Stafford business, Stafford Marine raise funds for wounded warriors

By Mike DiCicco/Quantico Sentry | InsideNova | insidenova.com | July 9, 2012 Stafford, VA – When Jersey Mike's Subs opened a sandwich shop in Stafford, franchise owner Pat Foley had a choice of charitable causes to donate to by giving away sandwiches. "Ninety percent of my employees have a relation to the Corps," whether they…

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71-year-old Former Marine Completes Coast-To-Coast ElliptiGO Run and Raises More than $11,000 for the Injured Marine Semper Fi Fund

PRWEB | prweb.com | July 5, 2012 Seventy-one-year-old former Marine Rick Hermelin made history this week as the first person to run coast-to-coast on an ElliptiGO elliptical running machine. The intrepid septuagenarian made the epic 3,000-mile trek to raise funds for the Injured Marine Semper Fi Fund, a non-profit set up to provide support for…

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Semper Fi Fund assists with VSAT Program at Archi's Acres™

The Semper Fi Fund is offering assistance for qualified wounded veterans to attend the Veterans Sustainability Agriculture Training™ (VSAT™) program at Archi's Acres™ in Southern California as part of our Education and Career Transition Assistance program. Archi's Acres™ is a small-scale organic farm in North County, San Diego, established in 2007 by a decorated Marine…

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Heroes hit the road for the Semper Fi Fund

By Kyrie O'Connor | My San Antonio | mysanantonio.com | July 5, 2012 College Station – If you let Texans Dennis McLaughlin or Troy McLehany tell the story, Ben Maenza of Tennessee is the hero. If you let Maenza tell it, the heroes are McLaughlin, McLehany and their crew. Let's stipulate up front: They're all…

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