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Veteran Stories 15-Aug-2019

This former Marine and current football coach insisted on character training to turn his team’s season around.

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On National Purple Heart Day, Army veteran Earl Lundy recalls the explosion in Afghanistan that led to his award, and how he came to embody the recognition in the years that followed.

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Veteran Stories 01-May-2019

Group of female mentors set out to develop character in young women.

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Veteran Stories 17-Dec-2018

“When you go through tragedy, you might not have the resilience to write a letter like [the one Tom Hixon wrote about his father]. For Tom and his family to go through the tragedy and still want to give back, still want to do something positive – it meant the world to me, and I could tell it meant the world to those kids.” – Jimmy White, Character Does Matter mentor

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Veteran Stories 09-Nov-2018

In uniform or not, at home or abroad, and in times of turmoil or times of peace, we know that America’s veterans never stop serving their country or their communities.

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Veteran Stories 16-Aug-2018

On July 22, 2010 Marine Combat Engineer Rob Jones stepped on an improvised explosive device while serving in Afghanistan. The injuries he sustained required two above-the-knee amputations that led to 18 months of grueling rehabilitation and recovery.

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Veteran Stories 24-Apr-2018

 Top 3 Values in Action Strengths: Social Intelligence, Zest, HopeThe Honorable Patrick J. Murphy is America's first Iraq War veteran elected to the U.S.

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Veteran Stories 06-Mar-2018

Each year at the annual “If Not Me, Then Who…” Gala in Philadelphia, PA, TMF awards a scholarship to a high school student who has gone through the Character Does...

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Veteran Stories 21-Nov-2017

This past October, Travis Manion Foundation hosted our first Leadership Expedition for veterans in Boulder, CO.

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Veteran Stories 10-Nov-2017

On TMF’s Leadership Expedition, 12 veterans find the camaraderie, purpose, and character that binds them to their military service, and to one another.

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