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The Daily Guide - Waynesville, MO
  • EOD unit hosts 5K to honor fallen soldier

  • This Saturday, May 3, is National Explosive Ordinance Day, a day in which the nation pauses to thank Explosive Ordinance Disposal (EOD) professionals who risk their lives, or have lost their lives or were injured doing their job.
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  • This Saturday, May 3, is National Explosive Ordinance Day, a day in which the nation pauses to thank Explosive Ordinance Disposal (EOD) professionals who risk their lives, or have lost their lives or were injured doing their job.
    One of those was Specialist Christopher G. Stark of Monett. He began his career as an Army EOD technician in 2008. He was killed in action in February of 2011 as the result of an Improvised Explosive Device (IED) in Afghanistan as part of his support of Operation Enduring Freedom.
    An EOD unit from Fort Leonard Wood is hoping to keep Stark's memory alive with the second annual Chris Stark 5K Memorial Run to be held at 10 a.m. Saturday, May 3, at Waynesville City Park.
    "Last year the run was held in Stark's hometown and went very well," said organizer Zach Abood. "We had a great turnout."
    Abood added that this year's run already has 80 people registered. A majority of the money raised will be donated in Stark's name to the EOD Memorial.
    For more information, visit www.facebook.com/chrisstark5k?ref=hl or call Montana Hughlett at 281-725-8838.

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