Tuesday, November 12th, 2019

Military Friends Foundation “Tough Ruck” To Support Family of Cape Cod Marine Kevin Quinn

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LCpl Kevin Quinn

MASHPEE – Tough Ruck, a project of Military Friends Foundation 501c3, is a group of military personnel, first-responders and civilians dedicated to keeping the memories of these Fallen Heroes alive and raising funds to immediately assist Massachusetts military families touch by sudden tragedy.

On July 28, Kevin Quinn of Mashpee, who served two tours in Afghanistan, was tragically killed in a motor vehicle accident.  He was returning home from visiting his wife Kara and their 3-day old newborn baby Logan at the maternity department of Cape Cod Hospital. He was supposed to be returning to the hospital later that morning to bring them both home to begin their new life with their daughter.

The Quinn family will receive a grant from the Military Friends Foundation to assist with funeral expenses for the young father.    

Tough Ruckers will also be taking part in a virtual Tough Ruck Memorial March on Monday, August 6th, as a final salute to the combat veteran. Each Tough Rucker will carry the Quinn’s name on their rucksack.   The Tough Ruck Marathon to honor Fallen Heroes takes place annually on Patriots Day weekend in Concord, in conjunction with the Boston Athletic Association.

Tough Ruck Bib Memorial March Kevin Quinn jpg

“Kevin was a proud Marine, loved his Brother and Sister Marines and was honored to have been able to serve in the Corps with Pride,” said family spokesman Rob Dinan.  “He continued serving after leaving the Corps by doing for others and always being there when he was needed. He will be sorely missed by his family and friends.”

Those interested in joining the virtual Tough Ruck Memorial March are invited to download a printable bib HERE and ruck on Monday in honor of LCpl Quinn.  Ruckers are encouraged to share photos to facebook.com/militaryfriendsfoundation for Kevin’s family.

The official fund to support the family of Kevin Quinn has been established and donations can be made via https://www.gofundme.com/kevin-quinn-memorial-fund

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