BENEFITING: LT SCOTT F MILLEY RANGER FOUNDATION
EVENT: 2015 Boston Marathon
EVENT DATE: Apr 20, 2015
Justin Rodis wrote -
Family and Friends,
I am running the 2015 Boston Marathon in honor of U.S. Army First Lieutenant Scott F. Milley of Sudbury, Massachusetts, who lost his life while engaging in combat operations in the Baraki Barak District, Afghanistan, on November 30, 2010.
The 1LT Scott F. Milley Ranger Foundation was created in his memory and to honor his life. The foundation raises money through various social and athletic events. Some of the proceeds are used to provide scholarships for high school students who have shown exemplary qualities for service and leadership. The foundation also funds organizations that aid military veterans and families, including Operation Smile/Military Friends Foundation. More information can be found at www.ltscottfmilleymemorialfund.org/.
Scott had an infectious personality, and made an unforgettable impression on everyone who met him. Scott was always the goofy, fun-loving person in my circle of friends. He always wanted to have fun, but more importantly he wanted us to have fun. Scott was our leader through the good and bad times. He always had our backs. Everyone looked up to him. Whether excelling on the ice, the rugby pitch, or at the Army Ranger school, it was clear he was born to lead.
November 30, 2015 will be the five-year anniversary of Scott’s death. This will be an especially tough time for Scott’s family and friends. But there are ways we can show our support. Every step I take on the Boston Marathon course in April will be taken for Scott and his family.
With help from a family friend, I was able to secure a special waiver bib, and in doing so, 100% of my contributions will go to his foundation. This is something I’ve always wanted to do for Scott and his family. Scott wore #8 on the ice and the field, so my fundraising goal will be $8,000. It’s an honor to call him one of my best friends and a true hero.
Rangers Lead the Way,