Service Member Swimming Mississippi River for Families of Fallen Troop

Service Member Swimming Mississippi River for Families of Fallen Troops

July 06, 2015

Service Member Swimming Mississippi River for Families of Fallen Troops

A military service member is swimming the Mississippi River - all of it - to help military families of fallen troops. Chris Ring, a current military service member who has served multiple deployments as a United States Navy service member, is on a six-month mission which ends in the Gulf of Mexico.

The length of Chris' journey will be 2,552 miles. He began the swim - which is part of the 2015 Legacy Challenge, "Swim For Their Sacrifice" - on June 06, 2015.

Along the way, Chris will connect with families along the Mississippi River, raise national awareness about families of fallen troops and raise funds to help these military families and projects which help them.

Watch the videos below to learn more about the Swim For Their Sacrifice. You can track Chris's progress and learn more about the challenge at the Legacies Alive website.

 

More About Chris Ring

Here's more about the service member swimming the Mississippi River from the Legacies Alive website.
Chris is a current military service member who has valiantly served multiple deployments as a United States Navy service member and is intimately familiar with the sacrifices that spouses make when their loved ones serve in harms way. He and his incredible wife have a burning desire to keep the legacies of our Fallen Heroes alive and to specifically bring awareness to the sacrifices of these spouses who have given so much for our Country. He has made his first order of business, following his honorable discharge, to honor and remember the sacrifice of the thousands of Americans who have given their lives during the Global War on Terror and to honor the sacrifice their families will forever endure. In order to accomplish this, he has joined the Legacies Alive team to help progress their mission that aims to strengthen and support every family of the fallen and bring national awareness to the life and character of each service member who paid the ultimate sacrifice for our country.

 

Fox News Story on Service Member Swimming Mississippi River

 

Swim for Their Sacrifice Video

 

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