Thank you for your support & participation at the 2013 Run Down Hero Highway

What an incredible day!!! Thank you, thank you, thank you to each and every one of the 1100 people who braved the cold weather and came out to support us today. Between the volunteers, participants, the Rappuhn, Nicol and Richards families, The Remsburg family, The American Fallen Soldiers Project, Jerry Sheehan & Dan McNally, the NYPD Bomb Squad representatives, General Richard Clarke, Deacon Frank Bice, our Army Rangers, our singers Dave Delaney and Judith, our sponsors Bank of America and Adrenaline Lacrosse, and every one in between the love and support was palpable. You are all amazing and from the bottom of our hearts we thank you!

Rangers Lead The Way!

Awesome Job by our ING NYC 2013 Marathon Runners!!

What an amazing job by all of our NYC 2013 Marathon Runners on Sunday, November 3rd!!! Our runners were an incredible and inspiring group of people and we were so proud to have them represent us.  We also can’t say enough about all of the family and friends who supported them and, in turn, supported us. It is because of you that we continue to be able to provide support our Rangers and their families when they need us.

Thank you all!

SGT Patrick Christopher Hawkins

Sgt. Patrick Christopher Hawkins, 25, was killed by an improvised explosive device while conducting combat operations against enemy forces in Kandahar Province, Afghanistan.

Sgt. Hawkins was a Team Leader assigned to Company B, 3rd Battalion, 75th Ranger Regiment at Fort Benning, Ga. He was on his fourth deployment to Afghanistan in support of the War on Terror.

He was born Oct. 1, 1988.  After graduating from Carlisle High School, Hawkins enlisted in the U.S. Army February 2010 from his hometown of Carlisle, Pa.  He completed One Station Unit Training at Fort Benning, Ga., as an infantryman.  After graduating from the Basic Airborne Course there, he was assigned to the Ranger Assessment and Selection Program also at Fort Benning.

Following graduation from the Ranger Assessment and Selection Program, Hawkins was assigned to Company B, 3rd Battalion, 75th Ranger Regiment September 2010 where he served as a Rifleman, a Gun Team Leader and a Team Leader.

His military education includes the Basic Airborne Course, the Ranger Assessment and Selection Program, the U.S. Army Ranger Course and the Warrior Leader Course.

His awards and decorations include the Ranger Tab, the Combat Infantryman Badge, the Parachutist Badge and the U.S. Army Expert Rifle Marksmanship Qualification Badge.

Hawkins has also been awarded the Joint Service Commendation Medal, Army Achievement Medal, Army Good Conduct Medal, National Defense Service Medal, Afghanistan Campaign Medal with two Campaign Stars, Global War on Terrorism Service Medal, Army Service Ribbon, Overseas Service Ribbon, the NATO Medal, and the Presidential Unit Citation.

He was posthumously awarded the Bronze Star Medal, Meritorious Service Medal and Purple Heart.

Hawkins is survived by his wife, Brittanie M. Hawkins, of Lansing, Kan., and his parents, Roy and Shelia Hawkins, of Carlisle, Pa.

As a Ranger, Sgt. Patrick Christopher Hawkins selflessly lived his life for others and distinguished himself as a member of the Army’s premier direct action raid force, continuously deployed in support of the Global War on Terror, and fought valiantly as he served his fellow Rangers and our great Nation.

– RANGERS LEAD THE WAY! –