95 Mile Walk in the Name of WWII Raiders

Lend me your ear!

WWII Marine Raider Chuck Meacham here.  I am walking 95 miles in 95 days (my age) to raise $95,000 for a monument for my buddies that cannot walk. Of the 8,000 WW II Marine Raiders, 1,000  never made it home and 2,500 were wounded in action. They gave their all. Can you give from your wallet? Let’s remember them. The monument will memorialize all WWII Marine Raiders and will cost $950,000. I’m walking to raise 10% as my contribution.


Who is Mr. Chuck Meacham? Allow us to explain:
Charles H. Meacham (Chuck):  Chuck is a life member and Past President of the U.S. Marine Raider Association as well as founding member the U.S. Marine Raider Foundation.  He first became involved with the Marine Corps when he volunteered for the Marine Corps in February of 1943 at age 17.  After completing boot camp he volunteered for Raider Training and joined the 3rd  Marine Raider Bn while in New Caledonia in August of 1943.  Thereafter he spent 24 consecutive months in the South Pacific engaging in combat as a BAR man on Bougainville, Emirau, Guam, and Okinawa.  As a Raider he was involved in a number of first wave landings within Japanese held territory, including a rubber boat landing behind enemy lines in Bougainville.

On the 21st of September he turns 95 and like all Raiders has determination on his mind.  Along with the help of the Marine Raider Association, Mr. Meacham will be walking a total of 95 miles in 95 days and asks that any and all who can please donate to the Marine Raider WWII Memorial Fund.  

Semper Fi and Gung Ho

Donations

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  • Ryan Meacham 
    • $250 
    • 1 d
  • Brian Leslie 
    • $110 
    • 6 d
  • Jane Shanaman 
    • $250 
    • 13 d
  • John W Churchill - Family 
    • $250 
    • 14 d
  • Johnny Gogo 
    • $100 
    • 15 d
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Organizer

Amanda Hall 
Organizer
Tacoma, WA
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