Saturday August 2nd 2014, Frontier Field
Staff Sgt. Javier Ortiz, 26, of Rochester, New York, died November 16, 2010, while conducting combat operations in the Helmand province of Afghanistan. He was assigned to 1st Battalion, 8th Marine Regiment, 2nd Marine Division, II Marine Expeditionary Force, Camp Lejeune, North Carolina. Sergeant Ortiz-Rivera enlisted in the Marines right out of high school and planned to make the Marines his career. He was serving his second deployment to Afghanistan, and had also been to Iraq once.
In his memory every year the Puerto Rican Festival organizes a 5K run/walk to benefit the Veterans Outreach Center. Registration is $15 in advanced and $20 day of the race. Go to www.runsignup.com to register.
Top male and female finishers mas well as top overall finishers in each age group.
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