color: SOME SOLDIER'S MOM: RUN FOR THE FALLEN

Saturday, July 05, 2008

RUN FOR THE FALLEN

ONE MILE FOR EVERY SERVICE MEMBER KILLED IN OPERATION IRAQI FREEDOM.
Beginning Flag Day, June 14, 2008, a dedicated team of runners will run across America from Fort Irwin, CA to Arlington National Cemetery, one mile for every Soldier, Sailor, Airmen, and Marine killed in Operation Iraqi Freedom. For ten weeks, team members will mark each mile with an American flag and signcard in an apolitical reflection of remembrance of each service member.
http://www.runforthefallen.org/

The Fallen are shown by the date of their sacrifice and the route for that day is given as well as a Google map link...

This group is apolitical... they are simply honoring our Fallen Heroes.

These are the dates/locations of my son's friends and his mentor, Sgt. Salie.

David Salie, KIA 14 Feb 05
Day 25 July 9 Route 160/389, CO to Grenville, NM


Matt Bohling, KIA 05 Sep 05
Day 31 July 15 Follett, TX to Woodward, OK


Jason Benford, KIA 27 Sep 05
Day 32 July 26 Woodward, OK to Hopeton, OK


Tommy Byrd, KIA 15 Oct 05

Jeff Corban, KIA 15 Oct 05

Rich Hardy, KIA 15 Oct 05

Vince Summers, KIA 15 Oct 05

Tim Watkins, KIA 15 Oct 05

Day 33 July 17 Hopeton, OK to Medford, OK

My friend Tom Martin

Thomas Martin, KIA 14 Oct 07
Day 65 August 18 Old Church, VA to Yorktown, VA


If anyone is going to be where these men and others will be honored, I hope they can get out and show their support, perhaps take pictures for those who cannot be there.

God Bless Our Heroes.

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3 Comments:

At 7/08/2008 4:55 PM , Blogger dubby said...

You would have to have a heart of stone to look at these pictures without bursting into tears.

 
At 7/11/2008 11:56 AM , Anonymous CowboyAggie for our Troops said...

There many words that come to mind to describe these pictures; pride, brave, sadness, compassion, respect, and sacrifice to name a few. These brave ones are the cream of the crop of our future and will be missed.

 
At 8/01/2008 7:40 PM , Anonymous Anonymous said...

Here is one more. SSG Jason R Arnette KIA 01 April 07. # 3249 Day 54 August 7, 2008 Crossville, TN to Oak Ridge, TN 59.65 miles He will mile 42.

He is my son.

 

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