Thursday, March 29, 2012

Action 249 - Honor Heroes (Mile 8).

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 249 - Honor Heroes (Mile 8). I will run mile two in honor of 1st Lt Oscar Jimenez. He is a local San Diego hero who grew up in the same neighborhood as my husband. His family still calls this town home, and Oscar will always be a part of their lives here. I will run this mile in honor of this fallen son, brother, husband and father.


Marine 1st Lt. Oscar Jimenez, 34, of San Diego, California. Jimenez died due to enemy fire in Al Anbar Province, Iraq. He was assigned to 3rd Battalion, 4th Marine Regiment, 1st Marine Division, I Marine Expeditionary Force, Twentynine Palms, California.

(Photo and summary courtesy of FallenHeroes.com.)