General McLane alumni and teacher run the Marine Corps Marathon

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Friday, November 22nd, 2019 at 11:20 AM
General McLane alumni and teacher run the Marine Corps Marathon by General McLane School District

Less than two weeks ago, the General McLane community made their mark at the 2019 Marine Corps Marathon.

At the forefront of this annual event in Washington, D.C. was Kenneth Fisher, LCpl. USMC (Ret.), who completed the race with help from his children.

LCpl Fisher enlisted in the Marine Corps in 1968. Following training, he reported to the Fleet as an 0311 Rifleman and Platoon Interpreter with 1stBN, 1stMarines, stationed in the I Corps combat section of the Republic of Vietnam west of Danang.

LCpl Fisher was severely wounded in battle during a combat operation. Due to the severity of injuries, he retired from the Marine Corps with various military awards, including a Bronze Star with Combat V Device, Purple Heart, Vietnamese Cross of Gallantry with Palm, Vietnamese Distinguished Unit Award, Vietnamese Combat Wound Medal, Combat Action Ribbon, as well as other various campaign and military awards.
LCpl Fisher is the current owner and CEO of Great Lakes Automation and Great Lakes Machining in McKean. He and his wife Victoria have five children and four grandchildren — and four generations of Marines currently in his family.

The Fisher family ran with a charity, Semper Fi Fund, that helps wounded veterans from all services. Also in attendance were Daniela Tobin (retired USMC) and Dan Tobin, a McKean Elementary family, and McKean Elementary teacher Shannon Wingerter and her family.

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