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MOTF 2014 A Huge Success

This year’s March of the Fallen was held in Buckeye at the Verrado Golf Club™. Over 200 ruck marchers, motivators and volunteers participated. Todd Hornback Jason KlonoskiFellow Blue Blazer Squadron members Mauricio “Mo” Iaucelli and Joshua Abel working under the direction of SSgt Alan McMurray handled a fair amount of logistics, planning, online registration plus payment and day of the event coordination and multimedia capture. Blue Blazer Todd Hornback, Joy Rosek, Josh Swartz, and Jay Critcher along with the rest of the team at Verrado®, were instrumental in hosting the location, mapping out the hike and providing a delicious box lunch. TSgt Slaydon motivatesThe morning began with setup. Soon after, the participants began to arrive with their rucks and makeshift weight including salt, sand, weights, and bagged concrete. Each participant registered and ruck marchers weighed in. The volunteers led by MSgt Christine Wagner and Joy Rosek did a phenomenal job ushering everyone through registration and weigh-in.  SSgt McMurray greeted everyone, shared a few words then introduced TSgt (retired) Matthew Slaydon who spoke about his experience getting blasted down range and the significance of the march. Continue reading MOTF 2014 A Huge Success