Sgt. Nutter Memorial 5K Run/Walk Benefits National Guard Families in Need
The Eighth Annual Sgt. Nutter Run Memorial 5K Run/Walk, presented by the New Jersey Army National Guard Officer Candidate School Class 55, will be held on Sunday, May 6, in memory of Sgt. Sam Nutter (Jan. 28 1966 — Jan. 2, 2005). All proceeds raised are donated to New Jersey Army National Guard families in need.
The Sgt. Nutter Organization, Inc., is a registered non-profit organization administered by the Officer Candidate School of the New Jersey Army National Guard. The SSNO was established in the memory of Sergeant Sam Nutter. This year’s race will be held at the Army National Guard Training Center, which is located at Camp Drive and Sea Girt Avenue in Sea Girt. Participants can choose between two routes. Registration is between 8-9:30am followed by the race. The event will also feature games, entertainment and prizes.
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The 2012 Sgt. Nutter Run/Walk beneficiaries are (CPT) Anthony Trocchio, (1SG) Clinton Drummond, (SFC) Miguel Colondres and (SFC) Joseph M. Martin.
First Sergeant (1SG) Clinton Drummond, joined the US Army on January 15, 1986, as Black Hawk Mechanic. After he left the US Army, he joined the NJ Army National Guard as a recruiter and rose through the ranks, giving 25 years of honorable service. After having one son, Clinton, Jr., he had the privilege of having his second son, Connor, on February 23, 2010. Conner was born very ill and is suffering from Cerebral Palsy. He requires around-the-clock medical care and one parent, his mother, Katiane, is required to stay home, while 1SG Drummond prepares for retirement with a substantial pay cut. This situation creates a major financial hardship.
Sergeant First Class (SFC) Miguel Colondres was born on March 26, 1975, in Fajardo, Puerto Rico, and raised there. He joined the Army National Guard in 1993 as Fire Direction Control Operator and progressed through his career, eventually becoming a recruiter. He has 18 years of honorable service. He has been diagnosed with Parkinson’s disease and his health is steadily deteriorating. He is being discharged through the Medical Evaluation Board Process and will be on his own with minimal support via the Veterans Administration, thus creating a financial hardship for the rest of his life. The Colondres family includes his wife, Jacqueline, their daughter, Monique and their son, Kristopher.
Captain (CPT) Anthony Trocchio is an Officer Personnel Manager assigned to the Recruiting and Retention Battalion in Fort Dix, NJ. CPT Trocchi was involved in a tragic car accident three years ago that has left him disabled. He has undergone several operations for neural and spinal injuries. His wife, Jennifer, has the full-time responsibility of taking care of him and their two children, since he is unable to contribute in any way. Since she is unable to work, they have fallen on hard times and are suffering financially.
Sergeant First Class (SFC) Joseph M. Martin has been dealing with his wife’s illness since April 2010. After months of hospital tests and illness, she was diagnosed with Acute Myelogenous Leukemia. During this time, SFC Martin’s oldest son passed away unexpectedly. SFC Martin’s family consists of his wife, and two young sons. He is responsible for everyone’s care, which includes hospital visits with his wife so that she my receive treatment.
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