Maj. Michael Donahue was killed by a suicide bomber in Afghanistan at the age of 41, just over a year ago during his third tour of duty.
Donahue and his 18-year-old son Seamus always shared a love of running, so much so that the best tribute he could think of for his father was to run in the Marine Corp Marathon.
Not only did the teenager participate in the Marine Corp Marathon, but he finished admirably, earning a medal.
And when all was said and done, Seamus took his medal straight to Arlington National Cemetery and laid it at the tombstone of his father.
Via Fox News Insider:
Yesterday, 18-year-old Seamus Donahue ran in the 40th Marine Corps Marathon in honor of his father, Maj. Michael Donahue, who was killed in Afghanistan last year.
The father and son always had a special bond through running, so Seamus came up with a powerful and touching way to pay tribute to his dad.
After the 26.2-mile race, Seamus walked from the finish line to Arlington National Cemetery and placed his medal on his father’s grave.
Watch the clip of Seamus’ story below …
Maj. Michael Donahue served three combat tours of duty. His awards include:
… the Bronze Star Medal with two oak leaf clusters, the Purple Heart, the Defense Meritorious Service Medal, the Meritorious Service medal with three oak leaf clusters, the Afghanistan Campaign Medal with two campaign stars, the Iraq Campaign Medal with one campaign star, the Korean Defense Service Medal, the Combat Action Badge and the Senior Parachutist Badge.
God bless Maj. Donahue and god bless his family. Seamus recognizing his father as the hero that he is, is such an incredible story.
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