Tuesday, March 20, 2012

Action 204 - Honor Heroes (Mile 5).

I am dedicating each mile that I run in the Pasadena Marathon to another Marine Corps hero who has made the ultimate sacrifice, so that in my own small way, they may be honored, acknowledged, and remembered.

Action 204 - Honor Heroes (Mile 5). I will run mile five in honor of Corporal Aaron Allen. He is remembered as a devoted son and brother. Even in death, he continues to help others. His friends have established the Aaron Allen YFL Scholarship Fund to help pay youth football registration fees for local children.


Marine Cpl. Aaron M. Allen, Died November 14, 2008 Serving During Operation Iraqi Freedom

24, of Buellton, Calif.; assigned to the 1st Battalion, 4th Marines, 1st Marine Division, Camp Pendleton, Calif.; died Nov. 14 in Baghdad, Iraq, after being struck by an improvised explosive device while supporting combat operations.

(Photo courtesy of IraqWarHeroes.org; summary courtesy of Military Times.)