"Run For The Fallen" to make Jackson County stop

A five-month, cross-country marathon created to honor American military personnel who were killed in the line of duty during the Global War on Terror and their families will honor four fallen soldiers with ties to Jackson County and include an overnight stop in the county, it has been reported.

“America’s Run For The Fallen” will honor 20,000 fallen service members while encompassing 6,000 miles in 20 states. It will begin Saturday, April 7, at Fort Irwin, Calif., and is scheduled to end Sunday, Aug. 5 at Arlington National Cemetery in Virginia, near Washington, D.C.

Those fallen service members include four with ties to Jackson County — Sgt. First Class Bernard L. Deghand, Private First Class Cody G. Baker, Capt. Jason T. McMahon and Sgt. Jamie D. Jarboe, all of whom were killed in the line of duty or died from wounds received in the line of duty between 2006 and 2011.

The event was created to pay tribute to every member of the military who died while serving or as a result of serving during the Global War on Terror, starting with the bombing of the USS Cole on Oct. 12, 2000.

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