A good cause on hallowed ground
Minutes after running the 9th Annual Wounded Warfighter and Lone Sailor 5K/10K race, U.S. Congresswoman Stephanie Murphy (right) of Florida’s 7th District thanks U.S. Army Staff Sgt. Myron J. Brown (left), a Tallahassee, Fla., native serving as the senior human resources sergeant, Headquarters & Headquarters Company, Mission Support Element, 143d Sustainment Command (Expeditionary), and U.S. Army Sgt. Todd A. Fritz (center), a Pittsburgh, Pa., native serving as supply sergeant, HHC, MSE, 143d ESC, for supporting this charitable event. Conducted April 14, 2018, at Blue Jacket Park in Orlando, Fla., the race raised more than $54,000 for the Central Florida Navy League’s scholarship fund and the Camaraderie Foundation’s veterans’ counseling programs. Murphy, the first Vietnamese born female citizen to hold a seat in the U.S. Congress, was rescued by a U.S. Navy vessel off the waters of North Vietnam in 1979 after her family’s makeshift boat ran out of fuel during their desperate attempt to escape the country's communist regime. (U.S. Army photo by Sgt. John L. Carkeet IV, 143d ESC)