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Never leave a young man behind:
Photo of marine who slowed down
to help a nine-year-old boy finish
a 5k race goes viral

Daily Mail [UK], by Olivia Williams

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Posted By:BuckeyeRon, 8/1/2013 9:53:44 AM

A marine who gallantly dropped back in a race to help a nine-year-old boy finish has become an internet sensation. Lance Corporal Myles Kerr was competing in the annual run while home on leave in Charlevoix, Michigan when he spotted Boden Fuchs struggling to keep up. The boy reportedly asked 19-year-old Kerr: ´Sir, will you please run with me?´, after losing the group he was running with. The race results show that after allowing his fellow marines to run off at full speed in the race along the shore of Lake Michigan, Kerr finished five seconds behind Fuchs

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: Bubbasuncle, 8/1/2013 10:01:45 AM     (No. 9452805)

Nice story, sad that it had to come from a Brit newspaper.

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Reply 2 - Posted by: Bubbasuncle, 8/1/2013 10:04:37 AM     (No. 9452817)

Sorry, hit send too soon. Someone needs to teach the author/editor that Marine´s are not in the Army.

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Reply 3 - Posted by: lylacat, 8/1/2013 10:07:41 AM     (No. 9452824)

Great story; a hero for sure.

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Reply 4 - Posted by: ZurichMike, 8/1/2013 10:09:02 AM     (No. 9452827)

Well done!

But the US press would studiously avoid any story that puts decent men and women in uniform in a good light.

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Reply 5 - Posted by: coldborezero, 8/1/2013 10:09:30 AM     (No. 9452830)

Not a hero, really, Just a fine, young Marine.

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Reply 6 - Posted by: amylu, 8/1/2013 10:20:00 AM     (No. 9452847)

This story is more refreshing than a shower after mucking through the Spitzer/Wiener/Filner daily updates!

This is what being an American should truly be all about!

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Reply 7 - Posted by: andyboy, 8/1/2013 10:26:47 AM     (No. 9452861)

Just when I have worries about what our country is becoming, along comes a Marine to dispel them.

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Reply 8 - Posted by: lil dotty, 8/1/2013 10:32:56 AM     (No. 9452875)

A heartwarming story and one this 9 year old will remember the rest of his life. May our military remain strong v=but compassionate due to men such as this. Boden will strive to become a Marine when he grows up. We would never see our fraud in charge perform a kindness such as this Corpsman. In Michigan or in Benghazi Not unless there was a photo op in the making. Good job Corp Myles Kerr Thank you for your service

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Reply 9 - Posted by: god of irony, 8/1/2013 10:38:08 AM     (No. 9452889)

This LCpl could teach that Special Operations Colonel a thing or two about leaving Americans behind.

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Reply 10 - Posted by: JoElla Bee, 8/1/2013 10:38:49 AM     (No. 9452891)

Thanks for posting this uplifting story, OP.
They both are winners in my book!

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Reply 11 - Posted by: kanphil, 8/1/2013 10:41:15 AM     (No. 9452896)

The men and women who join our military are all truly exceptional human beings. It doesn´t hurt to be reminded of that now and then.

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Reply 12 - Posted by: PI65, 8/1/2013 10:43:49 AM     (No. 9452903)

Semper Fi I still miss Cap Marine

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Reply 13 - Posted by: BuckeyeRon, 8/1/2013 10:53:58 AM     (No. 9452935)

#10 is correct...they both are winners...lot´s of nice aspects to this little story, but if the quote is accurate, what sticks out is Boden addressing LCpl Kerr as "sir"...probably stunned the 19 year old to be addressed in this fashion but was an instant indicator the kid had "good home training"...kudos to his parents!

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Reply 14 - Posted by: Garage Logician, 8/1/2013 10:58:02 AM     (No. 9452944)

It wasn´t a race, just a fun run. Regardless that Marine´s time in that 5k, his having buddied up with that kid was some kind of personal best.

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Reply 15 - Posted by: ersatzluci, 8/1/2013 10:58:50 AM     (No. 9452947)

#2: it is a British newspaper and a female writer, but still, the Brits have the same kind of military organization, i.e., Marines are part of the Royal Navy and the Army is separate. Stupid journalists who don´t do their homework and even stupider editors who let that slip.

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Reply 16 - Posted by: shurnuff, 8/1/2013 11:23:38 AM     (No. 9453021)

Looking at that photo, I couldn´t help remembering that Kerr is only one year older than the young man (not a kid) who tried to kill Zimmerman.

How honorable this young man is!

Just saying....

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Reply 17 - Posted by: The Architect, 8/1/2013 11:56:43 AM     (No. 9453099)

A very heart warming story.

People who have never been in the American military might not know that Lance Corporals only exist in the Marines. Don´t be too hard on the author. I don´t notice any storys like this being published in American Papers.

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Reply 18 - Posted by: killerbee, 8/1/2013 11:58:25 AM     (No. 9453103)

FTA: The race results show that after allowing his fellow marines to run off at full speed in the race along the shore of Lake Michigan, Kerr finished five seconds behind Fuchs at 34.53 minutes - and a long way behind his army friends.

Marines? Army? Whatever, they all look alike to journalists. *snark*

This is a sweet story. I love that he not only encouraged the kid along the rest of the run but also finished 5 seconds behind him. God bless this young man and may he be safe in his efforts so he can become a wonderful dad some day.

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