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.

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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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2018honorees

Army SSgt. James P. Hunter

Army Staff Sgt. James P. Hunter Died June 18, 2010 Serving During Operation Enduring Freedom 25, of South Amherst, Ohio; assigned to Headquarters and Headquarters Company, 502nd Infantry Regiment, 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Read more…

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Navy Lt. Brendan J. Looney

Navy Lt. (SEAL) Brendan J. Looney Died September 21, 2010 Serving During Operation Enduring Freedom 29, of Owings, Md.; assigned to a West Coast-based SEAL Team; died Sept. 21 in Ayatalah Village, Afghanistan, in a Read more…

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Marine LCpl. Cody S. Childers

Marine Lance Cpl. Cody S. Childers Died August 20, 2010 Serving During Operation Enduring Freedom 19, of Chesapeake, Va.; assigned to 2nd Battalion, 6th Marine Regiment, 2nd Marine Division, II Marine Expeditionary Force, Camp Lejeune, Read more…

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Marine 1st Lt. Travis L. Manion

Marine 1st Lt. Travis L. Manion Died April 29, 2007 Serving During Operation Iraqi Freedom 26, of Doylestown, Pa.; assigned to 1st Reconnaissance Battalion, 1st Marine Division, I Marine Expeditionary Force, Camp Pendleton, Calif.; died Read more…

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Marine Cpl. Riley E. Baker

Marine Cpl. Riley E. Baker Died June 22, 2006 Serving During Operation Iraqi Freedom 22, of Pacific, Mo.; assigned to 3rd Battalion, 8th Marine Regiment, 2nd Marine Division, II Marine Expeditionary Force, Camp Lejeune, N.C.; Read more…