Doug Crumley

In 2013, my brother John Paul asked me to run the 2013 Marine Corps Marathon (MCM) in Washington, D.C. with him. As many of you know from our conversations, John is a Marine, and is currently a Major in the Army. Since then, I’ve run three MCM’s and each was an extremely powerful and moving experience. With your support our Crumley & Associates Team has raised $13,586 in support of the Aid for Wounded Warriors organization. This year I’ll be running in the Indian Wells Man vs. Horse 50 Miler Ultra and our Crumley & Associates Team goal is to reach $5,000. We will again match your contributions dollar for dollar! Next year, we’ll be headed back to D.C. for the 2018 Marine Corps Marathon.
I’m extremely proud to run the Indian Wells Ultra in honor of Gary Juels, proprietor of our own local Fair Oaks Brew Pub and generous beer provider of our annual Car Shows! Gary joined the Marine Corps in 1987, right out of high school, leaving his home in Minnesota for the San Diego Marine Corps Recruit Depot at CampPendleton. After completing Basic Training, he headed to the Aberdeen Proving Grounds in Maryland for Weapons Specialist training. After a short stint back at Camp Pendleton, Gary went on a Westpac ship deployment for 6 months for formation training and beach landings. Eventually, Gary found himself on Diego Garcia Island in the central Indian Ocean training with the British Royal Marines as part of the Marines Corps Security Force Battalion. After a year, he was attached to a FAST team (Fleet Anti-Terrorism Security Team) out of Mare Island where he was sent to inspect USMC armories in Alaska, Guam and various fleet ships. Then it was back to Camp Pendleton as part ofthe 1st Force Recon Battalion as a Weapons Specialist. Gary completed his 7 years in 1994, honorably discharged as one of the youngest Sergeants in the Marine Corps, and went on to start his new life as a Californian. Gary, thank you so much for your service and for allowing me to train and run in your honor!

If you would like to support the efforts of the Azalea Charities’ Aid for Wounded Warriors organization, you can either make a secure credit card donation at my fundraising website, or you can download this form and mail a check. Any amount is greatly appreciated and will be put to great work. If you are curious, here aresome very recent examples of how the Aid for Wounded Warriors organization has recently supported our veterans http://www.azaleacharities.org/news/.