I am dedicating each mile that I run in the Pasadena Marathon to another Marine Corps hero who has made the ultimate sacrifice, so that in my own small way, they may be honored, acknowledged, and remembered.
Action 450 – Honor Heroes (Mile 24). I will run mile twenty-four in honor of Sgt. John Huling. He enlisted in the Marine Corps in 2006. He deployed to Iraq in 2007 and was on his second combat deployment. He was an explosive ordinance disposal technician, assigned to the 7th Engineer Support Battalion, 1st Marine Logistics Group at Camp Pendleton in California.
I will run this mile in honor of this fallen Marine warrior, dedicated husband, son and brother. Semper Fi, Sergeant.
Marine Sgt. John P. Huling died May 6, 2012, serving during Operation Enduring Freedom; He was 25, of West Chester, Ohio; assigned to 7th Engineer Support Battalion, 1st Marine Logistics Group, I Marine Expeditionary Force, Camp Pendleton, Calif.; died May 6 in Helmand province, Afghanistan, of gunshots fired by someone wearing an Afghan National Army uniform.
(Photo and summary courtesy of militarytimes.com.)