Sunday, April 8, 2012

Action 298 - Honor Heroes (Mile 11).

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 298 - Honor Heroes (Mile 11). I will run mile eleven in honor of SSgt Joseph D’Augustine. He served in an explosive ordnance disposal unit and was killed just two weeks before he was due to return home to attend his sister's wedding. I will run this mile to honor this fallen Marine Corps Brother.


Marine Corps Sgt. Joseph D'Augustine, died March 27, 2012 Serving During Operation Enduring Freedom. He was 29 years old, of Waldwick, N.J., assigned to 8th Engineer Support Battalion, 2nd Marine Logistics Group, II Marine Expeditionary Force, Camp Lejeune, N.C.; died March 27 in Helmand province, Afghanistan, while conducting combat operations.

(Photo courtesy of legacy.com; service summary courtesy of militarytimes.com.)