Michael Panus via Crowdrise
August 06, 2012
BENEFITING: RUN FOR THE FALLEN MAINE
My name is Michael Panus, I served in The United States Marine Corps from 1999-2003 as an Aviation Operations Specialist for The 4th Marine Aircraft Wing. I will be running the 2012 Marine Corps Marathon in memory of Major Jay T Aubin, a Marine from Maine who made the ultimate sacrifice for our country. Maj Jay T Aubin piloted CH-46 helicopters for The 3rd Marine Aircraft Wing. He was killed in a crash in Kuwait on March 21, 2003. He left behind his wife Rhonda, and two young children Alicia and Nathan. Maj Jay T Aubin was 36 years old at the time of his death. While I did not have the honor to serve with Maj Jay T Aubin, I am greatly humbled to be running this marathon to honor his sacrifice and to ensure that his legacy will never be forgotten. I am raising money for the Maine chapter of Run for the Fallen. This charitable organization was created to honor and remember all of our fallen soldiers, so that their service and sacrifice does not go unnoticed, nor will it ever be forgotten.