Marine halfway to 1 million push-ups

July 5, 2012 at 2:43 PM

MIAMI, July 5 (UPI) -- A U.S. Marine in Florida said he is more than halfway toward his goal of completing 1 million push-ups during 2012 to raise money for veterans.

Sgt. Enrique Trevino said his quest began as a New Year's fitness resolution and he soon turned it into a fundraiser for the Wounded Warriors Project, which helps veterans of the wars in Afghanistan and Iraq adjust to civilian life, WTVJ-TV, Miami, reported Thursday.

"People who are suffering from PTSD (port-traumatic stress disorder). Those are scars that are not seen, but people don't notice every day," Trevino said. "I'm just trying to bring awareness to those veterans who're transitioning into civilian life, and just make sure they're never forgotten."

Trevino said he has thus far raised more than $9,000 for the organization.

"My goal is to reach $20,000, but if we can do more than that, which I know we can, I'm all for it," he said.

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