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 charity boxing event.
A team of four former U.S. Special Forces members competed in the ring against former members of the British Special Forces. Jon Schneider, who served as a scout swimmer during his four years of active duty in the USMC, was one of the fighters representing the U.S. military’s elite troops. Since the event is billed as “those who fought for their Country, now fight for their charities, Schneider researched nonprofits that help veterans and chose to compete this year in support of the Navy-Marine Corps Relief Society. “I’ve read amazing things about the Society, and I know someone who needed their assistance, and I always like to support the Navy and Marine Corps,” he explained.
Schneider’s teammates included former Marines, George Clynes, Jason Drexel, and Christian Prosser. “We were fighting former SAS guys to raise money for people who need help,” he said.
This was Schneider’s second year participating in the Remembrance Rumble, winning his matches again this year like he did last year. “It’s in my nature to fight. I’m a Marine.” Schneider was recruited to the team by Brandon Webb, former Navy Seal and CEO of SOFREP, a news website geared toward former special operations personnel. “I gladly accepted his invitation to help lead the team. I got to enjoy myself and I’m helping veterans who need it.”
Three other members of the U.S. contingent also won their fights and designated their winnings go to the Navy-Marine Corps Relief Society.
Thanks to Jon Schneider and his teammates for continuing to fight on behalf of Sailors, Marines, and their families.
By Betsy Rosenblatt Rosso