In just under four hours, Jamie Schindler, control room operator at Laramie River Station, saw many of the sites visitors to Washington, D.C. strive to see in days. His goal wasn’t to sightsee; rather, it was to run the 40th Marine Corps Marathon to raise money for the Semper Fi Fund.
The experience left Schindler with several unforgettable memories like meeting young, disabled veterans who are putting their lives back together with assistance from the Semper Fi Fund.
“Many Americans don’t realize the extent of their numbers, and I believe, especially out west in our small rural communities, we are somewhat insulated from a lot of this,” Schindler says. “I think more than ever there is a need for these veteran charities such as the The Semper Fi Fund. The people in this country truly owe these folks something. As these guys know all too well, freedom isn’t free.”