I have served in the Army/ Army National Guard for over 20 years, I have deployed to OIF in 2003-4 and Afghanistan in 2011. I have lost friends and soldiers while deployed. I have also Served as a Casualty Assistance or Casualty Notification Officer for 9 soldiers. I feel being a CAO/ CNO is the best way to serve soldiers and their families. In doing this I have met an been assisted by the Massachusetts Military Heroes Fund on Many Occasions. I am running the Boston Marathon to Raise Money for the Massachusetts Military Heroes Fund, My goal is to raise $9000, $1000 for every family that I have worked with as a CAO/ CNO. If you know me, I am in OK shape but not running the Boston Marathon Shape, so this will be a huge challenge for me, and for a very good cause that I firmly believe in. Please contribute, and support this great organization.