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Soldiers Run At Fort Gordon To Remember Fallen Soldiers

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Some members of the military are taking part in the 9th annual 'Tribute to the Fallen' run.

The run kicked off Tuesday morning on Fort Gordon.

Over the next 10 days, U.S. Navy service men and women, Marines, and other service members will run around Barton Field for 24 hours a day to honor the lives that have been lost overseas.

Twenty one rounds of ammunition will be passed from runner to runner.

"Essentially sir, it's another P.T. day, but I'm dedicating this run to all the members that have given their lives for us," says Lance Corporal Kaleb Kemph, of the U.S. Marine Corps.

"This event is 1,500 miles and it's 10 days. But, it's not about us. It's about paying tribute to the Marines and sailors," says Captain Dallas Butler, Fort Gordon's Marine Corps Detachment Commander.

The final lap takes place at 7:00 a.m. on Thursday, November 7th.

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