Monthly archives: June, 2008

Nathan Bruckenthal’s mile

Petty Officer 3rd Class Nathan B. Bruckenthal always went in for the active approach. In high school he was a volunteer firefighter and spoke of either making that his profession or becoming a police officer. “He would come to almost all the (fire) calls that he could,” said Michael Gabbianelli, a friend and fellow volunteer…


Day 6: Joshua Tree to 29 Palms

From Donald D. Tolbert Jr. Lt. Col USMC (Retired), who ran with us on Day 7. Inspiring words from Don. Comment: On Saturday, 21 June 2008, I had the privelage of running with Run for the Fallen. RFTF is a small group of dedicated civilians who are running over 4,000 miles across the United States…


Day 10: Salome, AZ to Congress, AZ

Today we finished running in Congress, AZ, but we were welcomed at the Wickenburg Inn, 15 miles south in the town of Wickenburg. The GM, Louie, had drinks and food out for the runners, placed a sign up for the run, and graciously allowed us to stay with his hotel. The last five nights we…


Joshua Tree: Day 6: June 20

We ran by the giant wind farm in Indio, CA this morning.  It was indeed super windy, but what a view!  It was mesmerizing to watch the different sizes and speeds of the giant windmill turbines, and to think about the number of mills at work.  Against the gorgeous mountains, the turbines became the breathtaking…


Maui runners join RFTF on Flag Day.

Several runners on Maui symbolically joined Run for the Fallen for the memorial start on June 14, Flag Day. Runners ran a number of miles in honor of Flag Day and 1st Lt. Michael J. Cleary who was KIA 12.20.05.