A week ago Sgt. Chris Barnes of Fresno sent a shout out on Facebook asking for a few folks to help him meet his fundraising goal as part of the USO Team running the 2010 New York City Marathon two weeks ago ... I suspect some of folks who meant to contribute forgot or maybe procrastinated, like me. So today, I pony'ed up! Perhaps you’d like to join me. If you’re on the fence read a little bit about this guy who continues to wear the uniform while having a great ride along the path he’s chosen. If afterward you think you’d like to pony up, here’s Chris’s link to the 2010 USO Marathon Team website.
He began his military service with the U. S. Army Rangers for four years. When he returned to civilian life Chris joined the Army Reserves. His unit was called to active duty shortly after on 9/11. He’s been serving on active duty ever since.