BENEFITING: RUN FOR THE FALLEN MAINE
EVENT DATE: Oct 26, 2014
My name is SGT Chris Weymouth of the Maine Army National Guard and I am running in the 2014 Marine Corps Marathon in honor of one of the State of Maine's fallen heroes, SSG David Veverka.
SSG Veverka served for three years as a member of the 3rd Infantry Regiment (The Old Guard), the Army's highly elite ceremonial unit which stands guard over the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier. He later joined the Maine Army National Guard's B 3/172 INF (MTN) where he served and was killed in action in Iraq in 2006.
SSG Veverka's story is near and dear to my heart because I am currently serving with B 3/172 INF (MTN) and I am also a member of Maine's ceremonial Honor Guard program.
This is my second marathon, and I could not be more proud to say it will be for the cause of remembering those who paid the ultimate sacrifice and helping their families!