According to a story written by MC1(AW) Elizabeth Burke, Master Sergeant Bubba G. V. Beason, of McGuire Air Force Base, New Jersey, is the 305th Maintenance Squadron, 305th Air Mobility Wing, Air Mobility Command’s 2010 nominee for the Spirit of Hope Award. While on vacation he came up with an idea to honor the fallen servicemen and women from New Jersey in OIF/OEF. He contacted Judy Tapper, mother of David Tapper, a Navy SEAL who was killed in Afghanistan in 2003 and is now the New Jersey President of Gold Star Moms with his idea. Master Sergeant Beason organized a 140 mile run which starts in Cape May, New Jersey and finishes at the Veteran’s Memorial in Holmdel, New Jersey. The run was started in 2009 and will continue its mission with another run starting September 25th from the Cape May Lighthouse and will cover 140 miles before finishing at the NJ Vietnam Memorial in Holmdel the following day. The runners will mark every mile of their journey with an American flag and a personalized biographical card in honor of every fallen service member. The runners are comprised of active duty and reserve Airmen and Soldiers from McGuire Air force Base and Ft. Dix, NJ. For more information visit www.njrunforthefallen.org .