While serving on active duty, Justin was diagnosed with stage four colon cancer and given a short time to live. Instead of taking his diagnose lying down, he decided to make it his final mission to bring about awareness that 22 Veterans committe suicide everyday.
He partnered with Active Heroes and Carry The Fallen which, through ruck marches, bring awareness and raises money for veteran's suicide to include building a retreat in Kentucky. You can learn about Justin's Final Mission with Carry The Fallen
The funds raised through this site will be used for a stone memoral bench in Justin's honor that will be placed on Michigan Tech's campus.
Any additional funds raised will go into the Major Justin Fitch Balanced Man Scholarship. The scholarship is given to men attending Michigan Tech who embody the ideals of Sigma Phi Epsilon; virutre, dilligence, and brotherly love. No one epotimized those values more than Justin.
While you consider donating to this cause, I also ask you to consider an additional donation to Carry The Fallen so we can help complete Justin's final mission.
Check out the following links to read more about some the amazing work Justin was involved with:
Michigan Tech Alumni Association Award
MTU Almuni Profile
- Ben Seiz
- Brad and Melissa Rickert
- Michael Baskins
- Muir Family
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