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Owes a debt to its fallen heroes that we can never fully -- What we can honor their sacrifice.
And we must.
That is our obligation to Americans guardians.
Guardians like Travis.
That was President Obama honoring first lieutenant Travis and then during his Memorial Day speech.
In memory of Travis his family created the Travis men and foundation and it assists wounded and disabled veterans.
And the families of fallen heroes the foundation also hosts the nine elevenths -- run held every September 11.
Fox News is Martha MacCallum sat down -- -- his mother Janet and sister Ryan yesterday to learn more about this American hero.
We want to talk about Travis you're -- and your brother who was killed in Iraq cited for her bravery.
During president Obama's Memorial Day speech.
And now the -- -- you started this been incredible foundation.
In his name He would He was such a handsome young man that Janet.
And Ryan -- not tell -- I want everyone that understand a little bit about his story Janet.
-- the type of person He was yet He was just that He was a great kid He was.
He was stubborn He was your typical kid you know but He loved family He loved his friends and they really love doing things for other people.
And one of the reasons that there's this 9/11 zeros run that that is in his name is because He did one toward Iraq.
And then He was about to go back for his second tour -- He visited ground zero right -- He.
Actually visited rescue one.
In Manhattan went up -- with another marine buddy of his and spent the night -- there just talking and telling stories about September 11 came back.
And down the guys that there are given -- the hat.
And -- the -- to my dad on the back of the -- it's at 9/11 never forget.
And gave it to my -- and said where this -- on and remember this is what we're fighting for him and how much Janet did 9/11 have to do with his reasons.
For for fighting in Iraq.
I'll have a lot to do with it.
When He had his choice of where to go.
-- -- being a marine officer.
He looked and He graduated.
At the basic school -- Marine Corps.
At the top of this class and He had his choice of where to go and He -- the next unit there was going to be deploying to direct.
And what was -- responds to inherit that.
Well you know as a mother He worried but.
I knew that was Travis -- knew that's what He would do.
It's an extraordinary and man I mean it's well documented on the website and I encourage everybody to look at but He was it -- standout athlete a standout student.
And really a leader but to other people in his life to other students and and then -- other soldiers and two Iraqis as well when He was that right just hustled -- about that Janet.
He would I He was the Iraqi his an Iraqi interpreter.
Contacted us and He to -- the Iraqi People loved -- the soldiers respected him.
You know that to my -- -- To tell us what everybody can do -- how people can be involved because you know it's such a tribute to you.
Having suffered this incredible lots of this bright star in your family.
That you committed just that it chip making sure that his memory Israel is still alive and how are you doing that on 9/11 with these -- Well today we had our official announcement on the intrepid and with the -- motors foundation.
And Chevrolet is our official pace car for the -- is.
And we're gonna spread the word because of them -- that's allowed us maker dream become a reality and more -- these races.
Throughout the country.
And Brian where's the money out.
-- 25% of the money goes right back into the local communities where the five -- or help.
So the money's going to organizations -- -- -- first responders.
And then part of -- these are gonna come right back to the Travis -- foundation where we can continue to work with families of fallen service members.
And our veterans using extraordinary young man and too short I'm this -- and we thank you so much for being here.
And we encourage everybody to support the heroes China for 9/11 where can they got to find out some information I and they can go to Travis man -- dot com and they can find everything there -- thanks so much say yeah thanks to me Leo and thank you for the service and sacrifice of your family and.
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