2014 Run
September 14, 2014
Odiorne State Park, Rye NH

We hope you'll join us for our 4th annual Run event. Registration will open soon on our website.
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lthough we run to honor and remember each fallen hero from the current conflicts, we remember every service member from New Hampshire who laid down their lives for freedom's cause. Thousands have sacrificed to preserve our way of life. As you give tribute to our New Hampshire heroes please remember others who have given the ultimate sacrifice throughout history. Regardless of war or conflict or branch of service, we ultimately run for them all, honoring their service and sacrifice and remembering that they each gave up a future so that we could have ours. We give tribute to them by name wherever possible and to the sacrifice of the families they left behind.
Every year our fallen heroes’ posters line the run course, their families standing by their loved one’s poster. Each mile we run, we salute, we shake hands or hug our Heroes’ families and thank them for their sacrifice. At the course end, we gather and run the final leg as one, in gratitude.

Last year's video photos by Friend of the Fallen Alan Glassman
 
 
ARMY PRIVATE FIRST CLASS
GEORGE R. ROEHL

January 24, 1985 ~ April 11, 2006



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Operation Iraqi Freedom
7th Squadron, 10th Cavalry Regiment
1st Brigade Combat Team, 4th Infantry Division
Fort Hood, TX


21, of Manchester, NH; killed in action when an IED detonated near his Bradley Fighting Vehicle and he came under small arms fire during combat operations in Taji, Iraq.

Family's Memorial Website >                                       George's Bio >
George was born in Manchester, NH. He attended Hallsville School, Southside Junior High School and was a 2003 graduate of Franklin High School. George loved reading and taught himself to read before he entered school. He was the oldest of five and always set a good example for his brothers and sisters. He had a great sense of humor. He liked to play video games and rough house with his younger brothers. Family and friends fondly called him Georgie.  George took some college courses at Hesser College in Manchester and New Hampshire Community Technical College, but he couldn't settle into studies. He followed his father, grandfather and cousin into the military. Several family members hoped to change his mind and others hoped he would join the Air Force instead of the Army, but after consideration he felt that the Army was the right place for him. “I can see why he did it,” said his brother, Steven. “He did it to free a lot of people so they had a better life. That's the part that makes me proud.” Friends and family remember Georgie less for the courageous soldier he was and more as someone who was loved for the simple things he did for his family and friends. George’s Uncle Matt, whom George lived with briefly, said he was a hard worker around the house, quick to take out the trash and do other chores. He remembers it was always Georgie’s nature to help however he could. He would get up at 4am on snowy mornings to help one of step-sisters dig out her car and get to work. His youngest sister said her brother often sent money to his mother to help care for her and his younger siblings. George told his uncle that he believed in the war on terror and that he wanted to make a difference by going into the military. “I don't think he realized the difference he'd already made,” he said. A close family friend said it was his smile and compassion that she will always carry with her. He was a loving brother, a loving son, said Linda Bennett of Manchester, George’s honorary grandmother. He was a young man who lived his destiny in 21 years, and he lived it the best way he knew how.

   
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