LIDO BEACH - Nearly three hundred people gathered at Lido West Beach today for the second annual run and walk in honor of a fallen Marine from Garden City.
Lt. Michael LiCalzi was killed five years ago while serving in Iraq. Last year, his twin brother, Greg, organized the first run in his honor and also started the Ace in the Hole Foundation to make sure his brother's legacy lives on. "This event really kind of snowballed," says Greg LiCalzi. "When we thought a few people would show up, and now people from all over the country are coming."Lt. LiCalzi's platoon made the trip from Camp Lejeune in North Carolina to take part in today's run. "He brought energy and motivation, and [was] just a lot of fun to work with," says Maj. Matthew Youngblood, of the U.S. Marine Corps. Today's event raised about $50,000 that will go toward several organizations, including the Wounded Warrior Project.