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Maruffo takes part in memorial event

Sept 4, 2013

On his Labor day weekend off from Major League Soccer and international duty, PRO official Jair Marrufo had the honor of participating in a very special event.

Marrufo, an MLS regular, took part in the third annual Danny Ray Sanchez 5k Memorial run.

The run is dedicated to SrA Daniel Ray Sanchez, who was killed in action on September 16, 2010, aged just 23.

Out of 200 young men who tried out to be Combat Controllers, only 60 made it and went on to continue their training at Pope Air Force base in North Carolina. 

Then, from those 60 men, only eight graduated as members of the Elite Special Tactics Team of Combat Controllers. Daniel was one of those eight young men who put on the Red Beret. 

After participating in the special event, Marrufo told “Because of men and women like Daniel Ray Sanchez, we have the privilege to enjoy our freedom in our beautiful country every day. 

“On behalf of PRO, myself, and my family, I would like to thank every active soldier, and not forgetting the fallen soldiers, who so bravely give of themselves for our freedom.” 

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