July 28, 2013. A 168-mile fundraising relay run in support of the Army Ranger Lead The Way Fund started at the Milton (WA) Community Park on July 28th and ended at Fort Clatsop, Oregon the next day. Funds raised have exceeded the original goal of $10,000 in support of disabled U.S. Army Ranger and the families of Ranger who have died, have been injured or are currently serving in harm’s way around the world.
One of several speakers at the starting ceremony was Ken Luce, President of the event’s co-sponsor, the SGT Patrick Gass Subchapter of AUSA (Association of the United States Army), a private, non-profit educational organization. Mr. Luce is founder of the law office of Luce, Kenney & Associates, P.S.
Donations for the run will go directly to Army Ranger Lead The Way Fund, a non-profit organization established to raise funds in support of families of U.S. Army Rangers who have died, have been disabled or who are currently serving in harm’s way around the world. The funds raised provide spouses and children of deceased, disabled or active duty Rangers with assistance for health and wellness programs and other financial aid programs, beyond what the government can offer. Army Ranger Lead The Way Fund was created in honor of Sgt. James J. Regan who was killed in Iraq while serving with Charlie Company, 3rd Battalion, 75th Ranger Regiment.
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Photos courtesy of Julie Watts Photo.