Monthly archives: June, 2008

Palm Desert: June 19: Day 5

Wow.The trip has been amazing, wonderful, heartbreaking, indescribable, peaceful, and everything in between. Every mile is humbling, and every mile makes me pause and reflect. I smile.On June 17, I ran with Greg Oliver and Chris Bates, both retired service members, and running for service members like Jesse Alan Givens, who was highlighted in “A…


1st Lt. Jared M. Landaker

Today we had the wonderful opportunity to meet the parents of 1st Lt. Jared M. Landaker. From left to right: Jon Bellona, Ian Lawson, Shauna Sweet, Ben Thorne, Joe Landaker, and Chris Bates. Running through Big Bear Lake, we ran on Route 38 towards Fawnskin, which was commissioned in honor of 1st Lt. Jared M….


Soldier Story: Lucas A. Frantz

Each day, we will randomly highlight one service member’s life, and include links and stories. We choose to never forget, and this is our way, before the run, to remember our fallen service members. From futons to recliners, Lucas A. Frantz somehow seemed to break several pieces of furniture just by sitting in them. While…


Soldier Story: Jesse M. Lhotka

Each day, we will randomly highlight one service member’s life, and include links and stories. We choose to never forget, and this is our way, before the run, to remember our fallen service members. When Jesse Lhotka showed up for a blind date holding a single white rose, his future wife thought he was too…


Soldier Story: Stephen P. Baldwyn

Each day, we will randomly highlight one service member’s life, and include links and stories. We choose to never forget, and this is our way, before the run, to remember our fallen service members. Stephen P. Baldwyn wanted to become a Marine so he could see the world. “He wanted adventure,” said his mother, Stephanie….