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.

Ronald D. Ray RWMA 2014
COL RONALD D. RAY USMCR (RET) HONORED WITH 2014 RODNEY WILLIAMS, JR MEMORIAL AWARD

Lexington, Kentucky; April 16, 2014: 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.  Col Ronald D. Ray, USMCR (Ret), was honored with an engraved Marine Corps plaque in his absence due to a prior family engagement.

 

 

 

Robert V. Evans, Jr. RWMA 2013
Col Robert V. Evans, Jr., USMCR (Ret) Honored with 2013 Rodney Williams, Jr Memorial Award

Lexington, Kentucky, April 27, 2013: 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 and Mr. Ed Armento, Secretary, MCCCK, to Robert V. Evans, Jr., Colonel, USMCR (Ret), of Frankfort, Kentucky.

Robert D. (Bob) Zielke RWMA 2012
Robert D. Zielke honored posthumously with 2012 Rodney Williams, Jr. Memorial Award

Lexington, Kentucky, April 28, 2012: Robert D. Zielke of Lexington, Kentucky, honored posthumously with 2012 Rodney Williams, Jr. Memorial Award for dedicated service to Marine Corps related activities and causes within Commonwealth of Kentucky, to include the 2008 "Salute to the Legends of the Corps" through which $250,000 was raised for the benefit of the Injured Marine Semper Fi Fund.

Charles H. Stallard RWMA 2011
Charles H. Stallard receives 2011 Rodney Williams, Jr. Memorial Award

Lexington, Kentucky, April 30, 2011: Charles H. Stallard, President, Montford Point Marine Association, Louisville Chapter and Vietnam veteran, honored with 2011 Rodney Williams, Jr. Memorial Award for dedicated service to Marine Corps related activities and causes within Commonwealth of Kentucky, to include efforts to establish college scholarships in African - American community, support of Toys for Tots, liaison with Marine Corps Junior Reserve Officer Corps units at local high schools and support of minority recruiting.

Stanley H. Jones RWMA 2010
Stanley H. Jones receives 2010 Rodney Williams, Jr. Memorial Award

Lexington, Kentucky, May 8, 2010: Stanley H. Jones of Nicholasville, Kentucky, retired Vice President/Chief Financial Officer, Keeneland association, Inc., Lexington, Kentucky, honored with 2010 Rodney Williams, Jr. Memorial Award for long time service to Marine Corps community in Kentucky, through his organizational efforts with multiple "Salute to the Legends of the Corps" events and annual Marine Corps Birthday Breakfast at Lexington, Kentucky.