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I am a Marine Corps Veteran from San Antonio, Texas. In 2005, I was one of approximately 50 other Marines from 4th Reconnaissance Battalion who joined with 3rd Battalion, 25th Marine Regiment for a deployment to Iraq's Al Anbar Province. This was my second deployment to Iraq and the more dangerous of the two. By the end of our deployment, we had lost 48 Marines and Sailors and all our lives were impacted as a result.
This year marks the ten-year anniversary of that deployment and we plan to praise the valor and honor the sacrifice of our Marine brothers by running the 2015 Marine Corps Marathon. This year we will Run to Remember the 48 rifles that were stuck in the ground. I will run to remember Lance Cpl. Roger Dale Castleberry Jr., 26, of Cedar Park, Texas, who was killed on August 1st along with six others when his sniper unit was ambushed.
We ask that you help us Run to Remember by kindly making a donation on our behalf. Your donation will go to Team Racing for Veterans (Team R4V), a non-profit organization that creates life-changing opportunities for wounded veterans & service members by supporting rehabilitation through sports and athletic competition. Your donation will not only support our Memorial Run but will also contribute to hundreds of other wounded warriors who are competing in athletic competitions across the country. We thank you in advance for your financial support and look forward to seeing you at the finish line in October!! Ooo-rah!
John J Lira
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