Feb. 26, 2013

Eddie Carmona

When I left the active duty, I was lost, confused, and angry. I felt lost, because after 4.5 years, 2 tours in Iraq and stop loss for 6 months, I was left with the feeling of worthlessness. Confused, because coming back home to Orlando reminded me of Frodo and Sam coming back to the Shire.

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Feb. 18, 2013

Eric Browy

After throwing away a scholarship and getting kicked out of college for partying too much, I enlisted in the Army in June of 2002. As soon as I arrived at my unit, we deployed to Iraq in the beginning of 2003, where I truly learned the meaning of what a Soldier was and more than anything that just because someone was not my blood they could be my brother.

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Feb. 11, 2013

Chris Widell

A majority of Americans think runners are “crazy.” I hear it all the time. Especially distance runners. So when people ask why on earth I run, I used to say “because it relieves stress” or “I like to challenge myself” or things along those lines. But now when people ask I say, “I run for Tommy Hayes.”

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Feb. 11, 2013

Jared Rose

I joined the Marine Corps in November of 2006 and became a Machine Gunner. I felt as if I had found my mission in life. In May of 2009, 2/8 Marines deployed to Afghanistan for Operation Khanjari. We all knew this was going to be a completely different ball game. 

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Oct. 01, 2012

Christy & Debra

"Debra and I have enjoyed some fun times but our journey together has just begun. RWB is a great organization linking People/Veterans together to walk through life and make the journey easier in knowing you have a friend who understands and has been there too." - Christy

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