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RICI Offenders participate in 5K for Wounded Warriors Project

RICI Offenders participate in 5K for Wounded Warriors Project

A number of RiCI offenders and staff took part in a 5K run/walk to benefit the Wounded Warriors Project (WWP).  The fundraiser was made possible through the Combined Charitable Campaign.  

RiCI Corrections Officer James Jamerson addressed the participants at the conclusion of the event.  The nineteen year ODRC employee discussed the origins and mission of the Wounded Warriors Project.  As a current member of the WWP, C.O. Jamerson shared his passion for helping other veterans.   He also expounded on the mission of the organization; to honor and empower wounded military veterans by making connections to peers, programming, and communities, while encouraging those served to live life to the fullest.

C.O. Jamerson retired from the US Army in 2010 (29 years of service)  as a Sergeant/Major. While serving our Country in Iraq, C.O. Jamerson was wounded during Operation Phantom Fury and was recognized for his commitment with two Purple heart awards for his contributions.  The Purple Heart is one of the most recognized and respected medals awarded to members of the U.S. Armed Forces. It is also the nation’s oldest military award.   The staff at RiCI are grateful for his service and sharing his story with the 5K participants.

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