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Portion of the proceeds will be donated to Travis Manion foundation
Travis Joseph Lemma Manion was born Nov. 19, 1980 in Camp Lejeune, NC, to an active duty Marine family. After settling in Doylestown, PA, Travis went on to LaSalle College High School where his strong leadership qualities set him apart both athletically and academically. He was an all-league standout in wrestling, football and lacrosse, a member of five championship teams, and an All-American wrestler. Travis was best known as a motivating and popular figure to his classmates. It was for these traits that Travis was awarded the Hal Selvey, Jr. Memorial Award for Unselfish Dedication and Leadership. This combination of leadership, athleticism, and academic achievement opened the door to his appointment to the United States Naval Academy.
Travis Manion Foundation (TMF) empowers veterans and families of fallen heroes to develop character in future generations. In 2007, 1stLt Travis Manion (USMC) was killed in Iraq while saving his wounded teammates. Today, Travis' legacy lives on in the words he spoke before leaving for his final deployment, "If Not Me, Then Who..." Guided by this mantra, veterans continue their service, develop strong relationships with their communities, and thrive in their post-military lives. As a result, communities prosper and the character of our nation's heroes live on in the next generation.
TMF empowers veterans and families of fallen heroes to develop character in future generations.
To create a nation of purpose-driven individuals and thriving communities that are built on character.
Passion | Servant Leadership | Integrity | Gratitude | Resilience | Personal Excellence
“If Not Me, Then Who…”
On April 29, 2007 1st Lt. Travis Manion, USMC, was killed by a sniper while saving his wounded teammates in Iraq. Shortly after his death, the fallen Marine’s mother, the late Janet Manion, created the Travis Manion Foundation (TMF) to carry on the legacy of character, service and leadership embodied by all of our nation’s fallen heroes. Founded in Doylestown, PA, TMF has generated a national movement that is inspired by the words Travis spoke before leaving for his second and final deployment – “If Not Me, Then Who…”
Three years after Travis’ death, his best friend and Naval Academy roommate, LT (SEAL) Brendan Looney, USN, was killed in a helicopter crash in Afghanistan. Brendan’s widow, Amy Looney, inspired by her husband’s sacrifice, founded TMF’s second office in San Diego, CA in 2010. Since that time, the Travis Manion Foundation has established 4 national offices, served more than 60,000 veterans and survivors, and strengthened communities throughout the nation.
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