GallantFew Global Running Event Draws Attention to Challenges Facing Military Veterans Returning from Active Duty

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28-day, 565-mile trek by US Army Ranger and combat veteran CPL Cory Smith in 2012 inspires launch of global fundraising running event, Run Ranger Run, which kicks off February 2, 2013.

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GallantFew, a charitable nonprofit organization which provides mentoring support to military veterans transitioning from active duty to civilian life, announced today the launch of Run Ranger Run 2013 and its February 2nd kick-off event in Burnet, Texas. More than 400 participants from around the globe have already registered to participate.

Run Ranger Run was born in 2012, when 3rd Ranger Battalion veteran US Army Corporal Smith, having deployed to combat twice, made the long 28 day and 565 mile trek from Fort Benning, GA to Indianapolis, IN in the dead of winter in order to raise awareness of the enormous economic, social, employment and psychological challenges that military veterans face as they transition from active military service to the life of a civilian.

Corporal Smith’s run inspired thousands of others looking for a way to support military veterans, and led to the creation of the 1st Annual Run Ranger Run Global Running Event. Run Ranger Run 2013 invites individuals to form teams of up to ten people who jointly pledge to run, walk or bike a combined 565 miles in the month of February. Teams may be formed anywhere in the world, and all participants will raise funds for GallantFew and increase awareness for veterans’ issues surrounding the transition from active military service to civilian life.

“The overwhelming positive response to last year’s inspiring run by Corporal Smith demonstrated that people recognize how important the issue is, and that there is a desire to take action in order to raise awareness to the unique challenges facing our military veterans,” said Karl Monger, Executive Director, GallantFew. “The launch of Run Ranger Run on a global scale marks the beginning of an annual fundraising initiative that we believe can make a real difference in the lives of our honored veterans.”

To form or join a Run Ranger Run running team, simply visit and sign up with a few clicks of the mouse.

Candyss Bryant, Run Ranger Run coordinator and GallantFew spokesperson, adds: “By enabling individuals to easily sign up, participate, and track progress throughout the month of February, our goal is to make Run Ranger Run an event that anyone can participate in, have fun, and truly change lives.”

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About Run Ranger Run
Almost 1 year ago US Army Ranger and combat veteran CPL Cory Smith made the long 28 day and 565 mile trek from Fort Benning, GA to Indianapolis, IN in the dead of winter in an effort to raise awareness about the difficulties our honored veterans face as they transition from active military service to the life of a civilian.

About GallantFew
GallantFew, Inc.’s (501(c)3 Non-Profit) mission is to reduce US Army Ranger veteran unemployment, homelessness and eliminate Ranger veteran suicide by a unique program of one-on-one mentoring by a Ranger veteran, now successful in business, with a Ranger veteran who has recently departed active duty. GallantFew represents a revolutionary veteran support network that sponsored Corporal Smith during his journey by coordinating material support, event coordination, as well as medical and logistical support. Cory's journey and mission became known as Run Ranger Run.

About PacStar
Pacific Star Communications, Inc. (PacStar®) is a leading technology-based systems integrator that delivers advanced, reliable and interoperable tactical and enterprise communications systems to the military, federal, state and local government agencies, as well as emergency responders. The company’s patented IQ-Core® Software, hardware technology and integration/installation services provide secure, command, control and communications systems, as well as tactical kits. PacStar supports the Department of Defense (DoD) in ways that extend beyond communications, and its partnership with GallantFew is an example of that support. The PacStar team, led by PacStar CEO and GallantFew Chairman, Bob Dunn, contributes time, funds and support to many across the DoD. For additional information, please visit

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