PASCO, Wash. -Marines,
community leaders, and other athletes wanting to honor and help veterans turned
out Thursday morning for the Camp Patriot Fourth of July Fun Run.
Camp Patriot takes
disabled veterans on outdoor adventures to help combat posttraumatic stress
disorder and other physical obstacles.
"This year we've been taking guys hunting,
fishing, snowmobiling, dog sledding, a lot of outdoor activities," says Micah
Clark. "We've got a special operations Marine here that's going to be leaving
with me tomorrow to rendezvous with a couple more Marines in Alaska for a
Two-dozen runners, including several local
Marines completed the course carrying a 100-pound backpack. Several vets
with prosthetic limbs also ran the five-kilometer race.
Other runners included
Benton County Prosecutor Andy Miller and County Commissioner Jim Beaver.