A group of Marines are running 100 miles for Lima Company this weekend. From Cincinnati to Columbus, members of the non profit group "Always Brothers" will continue to honor the fallen heroes with the run.
It started as a challenge on Facebook with the question "who wants to run 100 miles?" That challenge quickly turned into a memorial run for Captain Tyler B. Swisher. Capt. Swisher was one of the 23 Marines of Lima Company that was killed in combat in 2005.
The 100 mile run was organized by Louisville Fire Fighter and Marine Brian O'Neill. Running alongside O'Neill is fellow fire fighter Mike Wimberg, Wimbergs brother Sgt. David Wimberg was also a member of Lima Company and Killed that day too.
Cincinnati also has ties to Lima Company. Six Marines who died in those attacks are from Cincinnati; Lance Corporal Timothy Bell Jr., Lance Corporal Michael Cifuentes, Lance Corporal Christopher Dyer, Lance Corporal Nicholas Erdy, Lance Corporal William Wightman and Sgt. David Kreuter.
The run begins at Saturday, May 26th at 6:00am at Patriot Park in Mariemont and end Sunday, May 27th at 9:00am in Columbus at Battelle Darby Metropark.