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Tough Ruck 2018

Task Force Resolute partnered with 1LT Derek Hines Soldiers Assistance Fund and nationalgrid to sponsor a team of 56 veterans in this year’s Tough Ruck sponsored by Military Friends Foundation. The Tough Ruck is held in conjunction with the Boston Marathon. Before the bombing during the marathon in 2013 those participating in the Tough Ruck were a part of the actual marathon. Many of the military personnel, police, fire and other first responders assisted with the wounded from the bombing. The following year the Tough Ruck was moved to the Saturday before the marathon on Monday and was moved from the marathon course to Minute Man National Historic park in Concord, MA.

The night prior to the Tough Ruck our team gathered for a pasta meal at the American Legion Post in Burlington, MA. A group of 173rd 2-503rd Bravo Company “Bravo Bulls” lead the evening with a memorable and touching punch bowl ceremony to honor the fallen.

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Tough Ruck 2017

Task Force Resolute partnered with nationalgrid to sponsor a team of 20 veterans in this year’s Tough Ruck sponsored by Military Friends Foundation. The Tough Ruck is held in conjunction with the Boston Marathon. Before the bombing during the marathon in 2013 those participating in the Tough Ruck were a part of the actual marathon. Many of the military personnel, police, fire and other first responders assisted with the wounded from the bombing. The following year the Tough Ruck was moved to the Saturday before the marathon on Monday and was moved from the marathon course to Minute Man National Historic park in Concord, MA.

The morning started off very cool but as the day wore on the sun was out and the temperature rose to very comfortable levels for those who were on the ruck march. The ruck is held in and around Minute Man National Historic Park, Concord, MA. The start/finish line is at the Old Manse. Once the ruck march began participants quickly found themselves crossing the Old North Bridge into the park where the opening battle of the American Revolution occurred in 1775. Over the next several hours they wound 26.2 miles through the park past numerous battlefields from the revolution.

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Sky Soldiers Participate In 2016 Tough Ruck

“I think that this event may have saved my life. I was headed down a bad road but thanks to my wife who, along with our Airborne Momma, Leta Carruth, arranged my being there with my buddies I am in a much better place now. I needed the love of my brothers to re ground me and set me right. I know that if there were more small things like this around the country it might do the same for more people.”

- 1SG Shayne “Chuck” Charlesworth

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