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Brad S. Alsop recognized for unique IMSFF support

 Lexington, Kentucky, May 23, 2008: The Marine Corps Coordinating Council of Kentucky (MCCCK) paid special tribute at the "Salute to the Legends of the Corps" to Mr. Brad S. Alsop, for his very unusual endeavor undertaken for the benefit of the Injured Marine Semper Fi Fund (IMSFF).  By running 131 consecutive marathons (26.2 miles each) from July 4, 2007 (Independence Day) to November 11, 2007 (Veterans Day), Mr. Brad S. Alsop was able to raise awareness within the Louisville, Kentucky community for the plight of injured Marines, and in so doing raised $18,000 for the IMSFF. Most of his marathons were run during the hottest part of each day - an especially difficult task during the warmest August on record - in a symbolic gesture of solidarity with troops serving in scorching desert conditions in Iraq and Afghanistan. When interviewed by the press concerning the purpose of his daunting mission, Mr. Alsop replied "I'm not out to test the boundaries of human endurance, but I am out to test the boundaries of what one man can do to help many others. I'm convinced that putting ourselves aside and caring for someone else is what can help us reach our ultimate potential." On his final run, Mr. Alsop was joined by local Marines, some of whom were present at the "Salute to the Legends of the Corps," who cheered him on as he carried a 5' X 8' American flag for 26.2 grueling miles. For his unique and public support of the IMSFF, the MCCCK was proud to honor Mr. Brad S. Alsop of Louisville, Kentucky. Mr. David A. Jones, Co-Chairman, "Salute to the Legends of the Corps" presented Mr. Alsop with an engraved Marine Corps plaque, as the crowd echoed its approval with a standing ovation.

Brad S. Alsop recognized for unique IMSFF support

Brad S. Alsop MCCCK - IMSFF Award 2008

 Lexington, Kentucky, May 23, 2008: The Marine Corps Coordinating Council of Kentucky (MCCCK) paid special tribute at the "Salute to the Legends of the Corps" to Mr. Brad S. Alsop, for his very unusual endeavor undertaken for the benefit of the Injured Marine Semper Fi Fund (IMSFF).  By running 131 consecutive marathons (26.2 miles each) from July 4, 2007 (Independence Day) to November 11, 2007 (Veterans Day), Mr. Brad S. Alsop was able to raise awareness within the Louisville, Kentucky community for the plight of injured Marines, and in so doing raised $18,000 for the IMSFF. Most of his marathons were run during the hottest part of each day - an especially difficult task during the warmest August on record - in a symbolic gesture of solidarity with troops serving in scorching desert conditions in Iraq and Afghanistan. When interviewed by the press concerning the purpose of his daunting mission, Mr. Alsop replied "I'm not out to test the boundaries of human endurance, but I am out to test the boundaries of what one man can do to help many others. I'm convinced that putting ourselves aside and caring for someone else is what can help us reach our ultimate potential." On his final run, Mr. Alsop was joined by local Marines, some of whom were present at the "Salute to the Legends of the Corps," who cheered him on as he carried a 5' X 8' American flag for 26.2 grueling miles. For his unique and public support of the IMSFF, the MCCCK was proud to honor Mr. Brad S. Alsop of Louisville, Kentucky. Mr. David A. Jones, Co-Chairman, "Salute to the Legends of the Corps" presented Mr. Alsop with an engraved Marine Corps plaque, as the crowd echoed its approval with a standing ovation.

Cletis S. Evans, Jr RWMA 2017
CLETIS S. EVANS, JR HONORED WITH 2017 RODNEY WILLIAMS, JR MEMORIAL AWARD

Lexington, Kentucky; April 28, 2017:  Presented annually at the Officer Selection Officer (OSO) Colonel William "Rich" Higgins Memorial Mess Night/Dining-In to an individual selected by the Marine Corps Coordinating Council of Kentucky (MCCCK) Board of Directors, who has demonstrated exemplary community leadership and commitment, with a long history of dedicated service to Marine Corps related activities within the Commonwealth of Kentucky. Following a recitation of the below citation, a personalized engraved Marine Corps plaque was presented to Capt Cletis S. Evans, Jr., USMC (Ret), Louisville, Kentucky, by Russell B. Scott, Jr., on behalf of the MCCCK. 

Thomas E. Bulleit, Jr Humanitarian Award 2016
THOMAS E. BULLEIT, JR (VETERAN CORPSMAN) HONORED WITH MARTIN G. HANSE, SR HUMANITARIAN AWARD

November 10, 2016; Lexington, Kentucky:  Established in 2016 by the Marine Corps Coordinating Council of Kentucky (MCCCK) Board of Directors to recognize those individuals, whenever appropriate, who have demonstrated compassion, charity, and philanthropy in alleviating suffering and helping those less fortunate, while substantially improving the lives of others, through personal dedicated service of an inspirational nature. 

David J. Breen RWMA 2016
DAVID J. BREEN HONORED WITH 2016 RODNEY WILLIAMS, JR. MEMORIAL AWARD

Lexington, Kentucky; April 9, 2016:  Presented annually at the Officer Selection Officer (OSO) Colonel William "Rich" Higgins Memorial Mess Night/Dining-In to an individual selected by the Marine Corps Coordinating Council of Kentucky (MCCCK) Board of Directors, who has demonstrated exemplary community leadership and commitment, with a long history of dedicated service to Marine Corps related activities within the Commonwealth of Kentucky. Presenting the personalized engraved Marine Corps plaque on behalf of the MCCCK was Maj Allen D. Broussard, USMC (Ret) to Maj  David J. Breen, USMC (Ret) of Louisville, Kentucky. 

Frederick J. Seitz RWMA 2015
FREDERICK J. SEITZ HONORED WITH 2015 RODNEY WILLIAMS, JR. MEMORIAL AWARD

Lexington, Kentucky, March 28, 2015: Presented annually at the Officer Selection Officer (OSO) Colonel William "Rich" Higgins Memorial Mess Night/Dining-In to an individual selected by the Marine Corps Coordinating Council of Kentucky (MCCCK) Board of Directors, who has demonstrated exemplary community leadership and commitment, with a long history of dedicated service to Marine Corps related activities within the Commonwealth of Kentucky. The presentation of a personalized engraved Marine Corps plaque was made by Mr. Stanley H. Jones, Vice President, MCCCK to Mr. Frederick J. Seitz of Versailles, Kentucky.

Matthew R. Bradford Spirit of Corps Award 2014
CPL MATTHEW R. BRADFORD, USMC (RET) HONORED WITH SPIRIT OF THE CORPS AWARD

Lexington, Kentucky; November 10, 2014: Established in 2014 by the Marine Corps Coordinating Council of Kentucky (MCCCK) Board of Directors to recognize those individuals who have demonstrated fortitude, courage, or an exceptional will to live, despite great hardships and/or suffering. Presented when appropriate at the exclusive discretion of the MCCCK Board of Directors, to individuals, whose demonstrable actions have embodied and/or exemplified Honor, Courage and Commitment, the core values of the United States Marine Corps.  The presentation of an original sculpture of the Marine Corps emblem (Eagle, Globe and Anchor) by Mark Austin Byrd of Dallas, Texas, was made to Cpl Matthew R. Bradford, USMC (Ret), of Nicholasville, Kentucky, at the annual Kentucky Marine Corps Birthday Breakfast at the Thoroughbred Club of America on November 10, 2014, at Lexington, Kentucky.

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