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Memorial Ruck: Bluestone to Pipestem

September 24, 2022

The first annual USMC Sgt. Mecot Camara Memorial Ruck is September 24, 2022. The ten-mile ruck starts at the Bluestone Turnpike Trail head and runs from Bluestone State Park to Pipestem Resort State Park.

Day of ruck check-in will be at the Bluestone State Park picnic shelter and the hike will proceed from there to Pipestem State Park’s Mountain Creek Lodge along the Bluestone Turnpike Trail. Ruck details and registration information is available on americanbrotherfoundation.org.

American Brother Foundation was created in 2019 by Elisa Camara to honor her brother, USMC Sgt. Mecot Camara. He was killed in the Beirut Bombing of 1983. It is named after the book she released in 2013 titled American Brother.

In this moving tribute to her big brother, and all the brave men and women of our Armed Forces, she recounts the life, the loves and the adventures of an ordinary small-town American boy who grew up to become an extraordinary man, a devoted son, husband, and father, and ultimately a proud United States Marine who gave his life for his country.

Elisa Camara’s goal with ABF is to share Mecot’s love for our youth, his love for his country and his fellow brothers-in-arms.

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September 24, 2022
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Bluestone State Park
H.C. 78, Box 3
Hinton, WV 25951 United States
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