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Gold Star mother Laura Iorio stands with members of Rolling Thunder as the await the NJ Run For The Fallen runners at Galloway's Veterans Park

Gold Star mother Laura Iorio stands with members of Rolling Thunder as the await the NJ Run For The Fallen runners at Galloway’s Veterans Park

On September 23, 2016 the New Jersey Run For The Fallen ran through Galloway. The run starts in Cape May Point and goes all the way to the Vietnam Memorial in Holmdel. The run stops at multiple locations along the way designated, “Hero Markers” to meet with supporters and “Gold Star” mothers. Galloway’s Hero Marker is numbered “214”. The marker is located at Galloway’s Veterans Park on route 9.

As the run passed through Galloway the runners all stopped and hugged Gold Star mother Laura Iorio. Laura lost her son, Bradley, an Absegami Graduate, to the war on terrorism. Bradley was in the Army attached to Special Troops Battalion, 4th Brigade Combat Team, 1st Armored Division out of Ft. Bliss Texas. Bradley died May 29th 2009 from injuries sustained in Iraq.

On hand for the stop were Galloway’s Mayor, Don Purdy, Deputy Mayor, Tony Coppola and Commander of the Marine Corps Veterans Direct Action Team and Publisher of the Galloway Patriot, Chuck Knutson who held the American Flag as the runners addressed Laura Iorio.

The NJ Run For The Fallen runners salute Gold Star mother Laura Iorio as Galloway Patriot newspaper publisher Chuck Knutson and LCpl Taylor Spiers hold the runners flags

The NJ Run For The Fallen runners salute Gold Star mother Laura Iorio as Galloway Patriot newspaper publisher Chuck Knutson and LCpl Taylor Spiers hold the runners flags

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Chuck Knutson

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