Monday, April 30, 2012

Action 410 - Honor Heroes (Mile 21).

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 410 - Honor Heroes (Mile 21). I will run mile twenty-one in honor of Staff Sgt. Joshua Cullins. A Marine Reservist called to Active Duty Service, SSgt Cullins was also a Los Angeles Police Department Officer. He had been injured in a roadside blast months before but had insisted on being returned to service as soon as he had healed. His death is a great loss to both the Marine Corps and the City of Los Angeles.

I will run this mile in honor of this fallen EOD warrior, dedicated son and brother. Semper Fi, Staff Sergeant.


Marine Staff Sgt. Joshua J. Cullins died October 19, 2010 serving during Operation Enduring Freedom; He was 28, of Simi Valley, Calif.; assigned to the 1st Explosive Ordnance Disposal Company, 1st Marine Logistics Group, I Marine Expeditionary Force, Camp Pendleton, Calif.; died Oct. 19 while conducting combat operations in Helmand province, Afghanistan.

(Photo from North County Times; summary courtesy of militarytimes.com.)