Koltz to participate in ‘Carry the Fallen Ruck-March’
On June 6, UW-Green Bay Veterans Services Coordinator Elaina Koltz intends to take part in the “Carry the Fallen Ruck-March” fundraising event in Green Bay. She’ll be joined by her daughter, Jenna (a May UWGB grad), and son-in-law Brandon. The “Ruck-March” is a long-distance in which participants carry a heavy pack in respect to the emotional weight carried by some U.S. military vets that leads to too many veteran suicides. The 501c(3) charity Active Heroes is the organizer. The Koltzes are marching in memory of Jeremy Pearson and for his parents, Kerry and Karen. Money pledged through the Koltzes will go toward the goal of creating a military-family retreat center offering programs for veterans and their family members aimed at curbing the suicide rate, forging veteran/community bonds, building camaraderie and boosting morale. There’s more info on the fundraising event at http://carrythefallen.org/about/. Visit the Koltz page.