2013 Run for Freedom!

Me and Con

Here I am, this morning, pictured with my lovely wife, Connie.

It was our honor to volunteer for the 2013 Run For Freedom – Marion, IN.

If you’ve never attended the event, please plan to do so next year! http://www.runforfreedom5k.com/

Thank you to anyone, and everyone, that has served our country!


In January 2008, Marion, Indiana native SFC Collin J. Bowen was critically injured by a roadside bomb while serving in Afghanistan. While SFC Bowen was in a burn unit in Texas fighting for his life, the community of Grant County, Indiana came together in an effort to raise money to support the family as they traveled back and forth between Indiana and Texas. Friends and family began planning the “Collin Bowen Run” in an effort to raise money and honor SFC Bowen’s strength and courage during his battle to survive his injuries. Sadly, on March 14, 2008, after a 10-week battle to survive, SFC Bowen passed away. However, the event organizers pressed on with planning – and successfully organized the first “Collin Bowen Run” in May of 2008 which had 150 participants.

In 2009, the event name was changed to the “Run For Freedom” in an effort to honor and recognize all of our nation’s military – past and present. In 2010 planning for the Indiana Freedom Memorial began with construction commencing in the fall of 2011.  It is our hope that with the help of your support in the 2013 Run For Freedom, we will complete construction and dedicate the Indiana Freedom Memorial in honor of all the brave men and women who gave their lives while fighting the wars on terror.

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