Under the auburn glow of Honolulu streetlights, eight Marines in boots and camouflage trousers donned packs chock-full of fluids, food and 65 pounds of gear and made their way to the starting line at the 2010 Honolulu Marathon, Dec. 12. For the second year in a row, the Marines, primarily from Aircraft Rescue Firefighting, Marine Corps Air Station Kaneohe Bay, Hawaii, hiked the 26.3-mile marathon to raise money for wounded Marines and sailors at Wounded Warrior Battalion West, Detachment Hawaii. "At first, people looked at us like we were crazy," said Chicago native Sgt. Fernando Camacho, a firefighter with ARFF. "But when they realized why were hiking — to help out those who couldn't because of the pain they had endured — the looks on their faces changed. That made it well worth it."
|Date Posted:||12.14.2010 20:47|
|Location:||HONOLULU, HI, US|
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