Challenge Information

This annual event began in 2006 and is held in memory of USAF MSGT Michael Maltz, who was killed in action during a rescue mission in Afghanistan on March 23, 2003.

Our challenge

If you know of a fallen soldier you would like to nominate to be honored at our 2016 challenge please submit their name via the Contact Us button and we will get back to you for more information.

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Army Spc. Ari D. Brown-Weeks

Army Spc. Ari D. Brown-Weeks Died September 10, 2007 Serving During Operation Iraqi Freedom 23, of Abingdon, Md.; assigned to the 1st Squadron, 73rd Cavalry Regiment, 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 82nd Airborne Division, Fort Bragg, Read more…


Navy SEAL Shane E. Patton

Shane E. Patton Specialty: Navy SEAL BUD/S Class: 239 SEAL Service: (TBD) years Rank: Petty Officer Second Class Age: 22 Home: Boulder City, NV Assigned: SEAL Delivery Vehicle Team ONE, Pearl Harbor, Hawaii Died: June Read more…


Marine Staff Sgt. Vincent J. Bell

  Born – July 8, 1983  Died – November 30, 2011, in Helmand Province, Afghanistan (28 years old)  SSgt Bell graduated from Crockett Technical High School in Detroit in 2001.  He enlisted in the United States Marine Corps on July 9, 2001, and subsequently began Recruit Read more…