Tough Ruck is group of military and civilians whose sole purpose is to Ruck in honor and in memory of our Fallen Service Members, Police, Firefighters and EMTs, while raising funds to support military families in times of need, thanks to the Military Friends Foundation.
I am rucking in memory of eleven U.S.S. Eisenhower shipmates who perished when their plane crashed into a mountain in the island of Crete, in 1982. Two of those shipmates served with me in Ike's Reactor Department: machinist mate 2nd class Michael W. Davis, 25, of Elsworth, Maine and machinist mate 3rd class John C. Shabella, 22, Campbell, Ohio.
We will walk a 26.2 mile course with our Rucks and carry the names of our Fallen comrades with us. On April 15, 2013, the Tough Ruck members were at the finish line of the Boston Marathon and joined the first responders to help those that were injured by the horrific blasts. They truly exemplify the best of what our Nation is. Today the Ruck happens the Saturday before Boston Marathon Monday in Concord, Massachusetts on the original trails of the Revolutionary War. Tough Ruck is the only Ruck partnered with the Boston Marathon and finishers are awarded the official Boston Marathon Medals and receive recognition from the Boston Athletic Association.
Tough Ruck is a proudly hosted partnership with the Boston Athletic Association/Boston Marathon.#ToughRuck2019 MarathonWithAMission
I would greatly appreciate any donations, if you are able, in memory of of my IKE shipmates and all of those who made the ultimate sacrifice while protecting and serving us in the line of duty. Thank you!