Following 9/11, Mike joined the U.S. Army to serve his country with the first battalion, 87th infantry regiment 10th Mountain Division, Fort Drum New York. He served two tours of duty, where he was awarded the Purple Heart. He served in Iraq then Afghanistan
He later fulfilled his childhood dream of becoming a police officer for the town of Weymouth, MA.
His brother-in-law Captain Joseph Comperchio, also a Weymouth police officer, said Mike is an "American hero and patriot”. It seems fitting we run this particular marathon for him!
We will run the 26.2 miles through our nations capital with Mike and his family in our hearts, and all he gave for his country and Town of Weymouth on our minds.
Please consider donating to this cause. 100% of the donations goes directly to the Chesna family.
"Run with pride and purpose". That is the Marine Corps Marathon's motto and that is our mantra as we run in honor of Mike Chesna and his family. The US Army 10th Mountain Division's motto is "Climb to Glory". We will all be striving to climb to glory for Sgt. Chesna. and his family.
The following Hanover residents will be making their climb to glory at this years Marine Corps Marathon in honor of Michael Chesna:
Melissa Smith Honen
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