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.

Allen D. Broussard RWMA 2007
Maj Allen D. Broussard receives 2008 Rodney Williams Jr. Memorial Award

Louisville, Kentucky, April 5, 2008:  Allen D. Broussard, Major, USMC (Ret), of Louisville, Kentucky, recognized for many years of service to his fellow Marines with the 2008 Rodney Williams, Jr. Memorial Award, for leadership roles in Marine Corps League, Marine Corps Junior Reserve Officer Training Corps, Patriots Peace Memorial, and devotion to deceased Marine Corps veterans through rendering of formal burial honors.

James E. (Ted) Bassett III Navy Public Service Award 2007
James E. (Ted) Bassett III receives Department of the Navy Award

Lexington, Kentucky, November 10, 2007: On the 232nd birthday of the U.S. Marine Corps, Saturday, November 10, 2007, Keeneland Association, Inc. board member and decorated World War II veteran James E. (Ted) Bassett III was presented with the Department of the Navy "Superior Public Service Award." It is the second-highest civilian honor bestowed by the Department of the Navy and recognizes significant contributions by a civilian to the Navy, Marine Corps or entire Department of the Navy.