Donor Profile

Former Marine Kayaks Around Florida in 61 Days to Benefit NMCRS

On May 9, 2018 former Marine Esteban Blyar pulled his kayak ashore at Fort Clinch State Park, completing his circumnavigation of Florida in just 61 days, faster than anyone else who has made the journey. Not [...]

Former Marine Gets Into the Ring for Society

On November 11, to commemorate Remembrance Day in the United Kingdom (known as Veterans Day in the United States), Born Fearless Boxing and former Special Air Service (SAS) Sergeant Phil Campion presented Remembrance Rumble 2, a [...]

Armed Forces Motorcycle Club Supports NMCRS with Poker Run

Every August for the past 19 years, usually on a steamy Saturday morning, bikers gather around the USS Bancroft Memorial outside the Franklin Gate at Kings Bay Naval Submarine Base. The bikers are all active duty [...]

Why Kevin Holden Supports the Society and Those who Serve

“My dad was in the U.S. Army,” says Kevin Holden. But that doesn’t begin to describe how deeply he cares about service men and women, how much he’s done for them, and how much he continues [...]

A Living Legacy: Captain Celine Finn, the Navy, and the Society

It was 1950 when a young nurse in New Haven, Conn., saw a newspaper article about a Navy recruiter in town. Celine Finn thought she’d look into it. “I had a nice talk with the recruiter,” [...]

Jean Beardsley’s Gift: Celebrating Family, Community, and Service

  It was a place and time that are almost forgotten now. The year, 1917. The place, a rural community outside of Portland, Oregon. This is where Jean was born. And where we can trace a [...]

High School Student Launches Fundraising Campaign to Benefit Society

At Gabby Vizcaino’s high school, every student must choose an organization to help with a community service project in order to graduate. Gabby learned recently that the Navy-Marine Corps Relief Society had assisted her dad, a [...]

Donor Story: A Nautical Tall Tale

Yes, Jerry Parr served in the Navy for 31 years, including a tour of duty on Okinawa as a Judge Advocate General surrounded by Marines, but his new book The Stigma of Squidness is not a memoir, he [...]

A Lifetime of Service to Others: Master Chief Robert Dickey Creates His Legacy

“It was either go be a Boston Celtic or join the Navy.” That’s what Master Chief Dickey’s step-daughter, Cheyenne, says about the decision her stepdad made early in his life. It was 1950. Robert had the [...]

A Lifetime of Service: How Florence’s Love for the Navy Is Her Legacy

It was her first day in the Navy. Florence Coyne McDonald (nicknamed Flip, as in “flip a Coyne”) had taken a train from New Orleans, La., where she grew up, to Northampton, Mass. This was 1943, [...]

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