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Director of NMCRS Iwakuni Michelle Hornbook Tells Her Story
By: NMCRS Legacy Blog - 24 October 2016 - 0 Comments

Throughout my life, I’ve been dedicated to actively helping support the needs of my community. At the age of 11, I joined a nonprofit organization dedicated to community service. My passion for helping others [...]

Noted Author and Former Navy Brat Got Her Start Thanks to Your Support
By: NMCRS Legacy Blog - 19 October 2016 - 0 Comments

By Betsy Rosenblatt Rosso Kimberly Willis Holt had already written several childrens books when she created the character of nine year-old Piper Reed, the daughter of a Navy Senior Chief Petty Officer, in Piper Reed, [...]

Your Support Brought a Society Visiting Nurse and an Injured Corpsman Together, Saving His Life
By: NMCRS Legacy Blog - 12 October 2016 - 0 Comments

By Betsy Rosenblatt Rosso The first IED that hit Hospital Corpsman Jorge Rodriguez in downtown Fallujah knocked him unconscious. “I don’t remember a lot,” he said. “I woke up and there were a bunch [...]

MCM 2016: Steph Walker Needed Added Motivation of Supporting Society to Train
By: NMCRS Legacy Blog - 10 October 2016 - 1 Comment

  By Betsy Rosenblatt Rosso Although she’d won a coveted Marine Corps Marathon bib in the lottery, Steph Walker was not excited about the race. “It was the first time I had to train [...]

NMCRS and CACO Helped This Son Say Goodbye to His Dad
By: NMCRS Legacy Blog - 05 October 2016 - 0 Comments

By Betsy Rosenblatt Rosso Nine year-old Jacob* was living in Connecticut with his mom when he learned his dad had died. He hadn’t seen his dad, a Navy Chief stationed in Pearl Harbor, Hawaii [...]

Years Ago She Cheered Runners at Marine Corps Marathon, Now Christie Bonacci Will Run
By: NMCRS Legacy Blog - 03 October 2016 - 0 Comments

By Betsy Rosenblatt Rosso Many years ago, Christie Bonacci and a friend dragged their combined five young children all over DC to support the kids’ dads as they ran the Marine Corps Marathon. Despite [...]

MCM 2016: Navy Corpsman and Paramedic Firefighter Joe Paterniti to Run Third MCM
By: NMCRS Legacy Blog - 29 September 2016 - 0 Comments

By Betsy Rosenblatt Rosso With a World War II fighter pilot for a grandfather, and several uncles and cousins in the Navy and Marine Corps, Joe Paterniti always had the soul of a Marine. [...]

Horse Show Pays Tribute to Fallen Marine and Supports NMCRS
By: NMCRS Legacy Blog - 21 September 2016 - 0 Comments

Steve Reynolds was a retired USMC lieutenant colonel who served his country for more than 20 years – and he was scared of horses. But when his three children wanted to learn to ride, [...]

MCM 2016: Navy Supply Corps Officer Will Train for Marathon on a Submarine
By: NMCRS Legacy Blog - 19 September 2016 - 0 Comments

By Betsy Rosenblatt Rosso During her next deployment Alexis Anderson will also be training—underwater—for the 41st Marine Corps Marathon. The USS Georgia is only 560 feet long, and you can’t exactly run laps around [...]

Retired Marine Joe Merritt Connecting Veterans and Civilians through Art
By: NMCRS Legacy Blog - 14 September 2016 - 0 Comments

This is the third installment in a series about former Marine Joe Merritt. By Betsy Rosenblatt Rosso Now that he’s a civilian, Joe Merritt can make art everywhere. Not only is this former Marine [...]

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