About Travis Manion Foundation:
WE EMPOWER VETERANS AND FAMILIES OF FALLEN HEROES TO DEVELOP CHARACTER IN FUTURE GENERATIONS.
“If Not Me, Then Who…”
With a simple but powerful statement, 1stLt Travis Manion, USMC, described the sense of duty felt by service members and their families.
On April 29, 2007, experienced Iraq war veteran from the 1st Recon Battalion, 1stLt Travis Manion, and his fellow Marines were ambushed while searching a suspected insurgent house in the Al Anbar province of Iraq. As he led the counterattack against the enemy forces, Travis was fatally wounded by an enemy sniper while aiding and drawing fire away from his wounded teammates. His courageous acts allowed every member of his patrol to survive.