On October 28th I will be running in the 43rd annual Marine Corps Marathon to raise money for the Semper Fi Fund and the Daniel Vasselian Memorial Scholarship. Danny was killed in action on December 23, 2013, by enemy small arms fire during a security patrol in Afghanistan's Helmand Province and was posthumously awarded the Bronze Star with combat "V" device for his actions.
The spring after Danny's death was my senior year of high school and I was the first recipient of the Daniel Vasselian Memorial Scholarship. After four years of college, it is now my turn to give back. I look forward to doing my part to see that other students will be assisted in their academic endeavors through Danny's legacy.