Run for the Fallen

By Mr. Kenneth Drylie (IMCOM)June 15, 2008

Brig. Gen. Dana J.H. Pittard, speaks to the runners and support staff or Run for the Fallen at the National Training Center and Fort Irwin prior to the start of their run. The run began on the Army Birthday, June 14th at Fort Irwin's Painted Rocks. The purpose of the run is to honor all of the Service members lost in Operation Iraqi Freedom and Operation Enduring Freedom by running one mile in memory of each one. Four runners will relay across thirteen states in 72 days to complete the run.  The run is scheduled to finish at Arlington National Cemetery on August 24th.
1 / 12 Show Caption + Hide Caption – Brig. Gen. Dana J.H. Pittard, speaks to the runners and support staff or Run for the Fallen at the National Training Center and Fort Irwin prior to the start of their run. The run began on the Army Birthday, June 14th at Fort Irwin's Painted Rocks. The purpose of the run is to honor all of the Service members lost in Operation Iraqi Freedom and Operation Enduring Freedom by running one mile in memory of each one. Four runners will relay across thirteen states in 72 days to complete the run. The run is scheduled to finish at Arlington National Cemetery on August 24th. (Photo Credit: Mr. Kenneth Drylie (IMCOM)) VIEW ORIGINAL
Runners pass the flag during the first day of the Run for the Fallen along Fort Irwin Road, outside the National Training Center during day one of the run. The run will take approximately 72 days and will cross thirteen states from Painted Rocks at Fort Irwin Ca, to Arlington National Cemetery, Va.  The purpose of the run is to honor all of the Service members lost in Operation Iraqi Freedom and Operation Enduring Freedom by running one mile in memory of each one.
2 / 12 Show Caption + Hide Caption – Runners pass the flag during the first day of the Run for the Fallen along Fort Irwin Road, outside the National Training Center during day one of the run. The run will take approximately 72 days and will cross thirteen states from Painted Rocks at Fort Irwin Ca, to Arlington National Cemetery, Va. The purpose of the run is to honor all of the Service members lost in Operation Iraqi Freedom and Operation Enduring Freedom by running one mile in memory of each one. (Photo Credit: Mr. Kenneth Drylie (IMCOM)) VIEW ORIGINAL
Runners from the Run for the Fallen near the end of "10-mile stretch" outside of the National Training Center and Fort Irwin during day one of the run. The run will take approximately 72 days and will cross thirteen states from Painted Rocks at Fort Irwin Ca, to Arlington National Cemetery, Va.  The purpose of the run is to honor all of the Service members lost in Operation Iraqi Freedom and Operation Enduring Freedom by running one mile in memory of each one.
3 / 12 Show Caption + Hide Caption – Runners from the Run for the Fallen near the end of "10-mile stretch" outside of the National Training Center and Fort Irwin during day one of the run. The run will take approximately 72 days and will cross thirteen states from Painted Rocks at Fort Irwin Ca, to Arlington National Cemetery, Va. The purpose of the run is to honor all of the Service members lost in Operation Iraqi Freedom and Operation Enduring Freedom by running one mile in memory of each one. (Photo Credit: Mr. Kenneth Drylie (IMCOM)) VIEW ORIGINAL
Runners from the Run for the Fallen near the end of "10-mile stretch" outside of the National Training Center and Fort Irwin during day one of the run. The run will take approximately 72 days and will cross thirteen states from Painted Rocks at Fort Irwin Ca, to Arlington National Cemetery, Va.  The purpose of the run is to honor all of the Service members lost in Operation Iraqi Freedom and Operation Enduring Freedom by running one mile in memory of each one.
4 / 12 Show Caption + Hide Caption – Runners from the Run for the Fallen near the end of "10-mile stretch" outside of the National Training Center and Fort Irwin during day one of the run. The run will take approximately 72 days and will cross thirteen states from Painted Rocks at Fort Irwin Ca, to Arlington National Cemetery, Va. The purpose of the run is to honor all of the Service members lost in Operation Iraqi Freedom and Operation Enduring Freedom by running one mile in memory of each one. (Photo Credit: Mr. Kenneth Drylie (IMCOM)) VIEW ORIGINAL
Brig. Gen. Dana J.H. Pittard and Command Sgt. Major Mark A. Harvey join president of the Run for the Fallen, Jon Bellona and Shannon Cleary during the second mile of the run. Shannon Cleary is the sister of 1st Lt. Michael J. Cleary, who was killed in action in December of 2005.
5 / 12 Show Caption + Hide Caption – Brig. Gen. Dana J.H. Pittard and Command Sgt. Major Mark A. Harvey join president of the Run for the Fallen, Jon Bellona and Shannon Cleary during the second mile of the run. Shannon Cleary is the sister of 1st Lt. Michael J. Cleary, who was killed in action in December of 2005. (Photo Credit: Mr. Kenneth Drylie (IMCOM)) VIEW ORIGINAL
Brig. Gen. Dana J.H. Pittard and Command Sgt. Major Mark A. Harvey join president of the Run for the Fallen, Jon Bellona and Shannon Cleary during the second mile of the run. Shannon Cleary is the sister of 1st Lt. Michael J. Cleary, who was killed in action in December of 2005.
6 / 12 Show Caption + Hide Caption – Brig. Gen. Dana J.H. Pittard and Command Sgt. Major Mark A. Harvey join president of the Run for the Fallen, Jon Bellona and Shannon Cleary during the second mile of the run. Shannon Cleary is the sister of 1st Lt. Michael J. Cleary, who was killed in action in December of 2005. (Photo Credit: Mr. Kenneth Drylie (IMCOM)) VIEW ORIGINAL
Brig. Gen. Dana J.H. Pittard, Command Sgt. Major Mark A. Harvey and Taylor and Jordan Pittard, join the runners in the first two miles of the Run for the Fallen. The run will take approximately 72 days and will cross thirteen states from Painted Rocks at Fort Irwin Ca, to Arlington National Cemetery, Va.  The purpose of the run is to honor all of the Service members lost in Operation Iraqi Freedom and Operation Enduring Freedom by running one mile in memory of each one.
7 / 12 Show Caption + Hide Caption – Brig. Gen. Dana J.H. Pittard, Command Sgt. Major Mark A. Harvey and Taylor and Jordan Pittard, join the runners in the first two miles of the Run for the Fallen. The run will take approximately 72 days and will cross thirteen states from Painted Rocks at Fort Irwin Ca, to Arlington National Cemetery, Va. The purpose of the run is to honor all of the Service members lost in Operation Iraqi Freedom and Operation Enduring Freedom by running one mile in memory of each one. (Photo Credit: Mr. Kenneth Drylie (IMCOM)) VIEW ORIGINAL
Brig. Gen. Dana J.H. Pittard, Command Sgt. Major Mark A. Harvey and Taylor and Jordan Pittard, join the runners in the first two miles of the Run for the Fallen. The run will take approximately 72 days and will cross thirteen states from Painted Rocks at Fort Irwin Ca, to Arlington National Cemetery, Va.  The purpose of the run is to honor all of the Service members lost in Operation Iraqi Freedom and Operation Enduring Freedom by running one mile in memory of each one.
8 / 12 Show Caption + Hide Caption – Brig. Gen. Dana J.H. Pittard, Command Sgt. Major Mark A. Harvey and Taylor and Jordan Pittard, join the runners in the first two miles of the Run for the Fallen. The run will take approximately 72 days and will cross thirteen states from Painted Rocks at Fort Irwin Ca, to Arlington National Cemetery, Va. The purpose of the run is to honor all of the Service members lost in Operation Iraqi Freedom and Operation Enduring Freedom by running one mile in memory of each one. (Photo Credit: Mr. Kenneth Drylie (IMCOM)) VIEW ORIGINAL
An American flag marks the first mile of the Run for the Fallen at Fort Irwin, Ca. During the first day, June 14th, the flags placed at each mile along the route of the run are to honor those Service members currently serving in Operation Iraqi Freedom and Operation Enduring Freedom.
9 / 12 Show Caption + Hide Caption – An American flag marks the first mile of the Run for the Fallen at Fort Irwin, Ca. During the first day, June 14th, the flags placed at each mile along the route of the run are to honor those Service members currently serving in Operation Iraqi Freedom and Operation Enduring Freedom. (Photo Credit: Mr. Kenneth Drylie (IMCOM)) VIEW ORIGINAL
Runners pass the Painted Rocks at Fort Irwin, Ca. during the first mile of the Run for the Fallen. President of the run, Jon Bellona carries the American flag that will be handed off to the next runner as they relay across the United States. The run will take approximately 72 days and will cross thirteen states from Painted Rocks at Fort Irwin Ca, to Arlington National Cemetery, Va.  The purpose of the run is to honor all of the Service members lost in Operation Iraqi Freedom and Operation Enduring Freedom by running one mile in memory of each one.
10 / 12 Show Caption + Hide Caption – Runners pass the Painted Rocks at Fort Irwin, Ca. during the first mile of the Run for the Fallen. President of the run, Jon Bellona carries the American flag that will be handed off to the next runner as they relay across the United States. The run will take approximately 72 days and will cross thirteen states from Painted Rocks at Fort Irwin Ca, to Arlington National Cemetery, Va. The purpose of the run is to honor all of the Service members lost in Operation Iraqi Freedom and Operation Enduring Freedom by running one mile in memory of each one. (Photo Credit: Mr. Kenneth Drylie (IMCOM)) VIEW ORIGINAL
Runners begin the Run for the Fallen at Fort Irwin, Ca. The run will take approximately 72 days and will cross thirteen states from Painted Rocks at Fort Irwin Ca, to Arlington National Cemetery, Va.  The purpose of the run is to honor all of the Service members lost in Operation Iraqi Freedom and Operation Enduring Freedom by running one mile in memory of each one.
11 / 12 Show Caption + Hide Caption – Runners begin the Run for the Fallen at Fort Irwin, Ca. The run will take approximately 72 days and will cross thirteen states from Painted Rocks at Fort Irwin Ca, to Arlington National Cemetery, Va. The purpose of the run is to honor all of the Service members lost in Operation Iraqi Freedom and Operation Enduring Freedom by running one mile in memory of each one. (Photo Credit: Mr. Kenneth Drylie (IMCOM)) VIEW ORIGINAL
Runners from the Run for the Fallen near the end of "10-mile stretch" outside of the National Training Center and Fort Irwin during day one of the run. The run will take approximately 72 days and will cross thirteen states from Painted Rocks at Fort Irwin Ca, to Arlington National Cemetery, Va.  The purpose of the run is to honor all of the Service members lost in Operation Iraqi Freedom and Operation Enduring Freedom by running one mile in memory of each one.
12 / 12 Show Caption + Hide Caption – Runners from the Run for the Fallen near the end of "10-mile stretch" outside of the National Training Center and Fort Irwin during day one of the run. The run will take approximately 72 days and will cross thirteen states from Painted Rocks at Fort Irwin Ca, to Arlington National Cemetery, Va. The purpose of the run is to honor all of the Service members lost in Operation Iraqi Freedom and Operation Enduring Freedom by running one mile in memory of each one. (Photo Credit: Mr. Kenneth Drylie (IMCOM)) VIEW ORIGINAL