On April 29, 2007 1stLt Travis Manion, USMC, was killed by a sniper while saving his wounded teammates in Iraq. Shortly after his death, the fallen Marine’s mother, Janet, created the Travis Manion Foundation (TMF) to carry on the legacy of character, service and leadership embodied by all of our nation’s fallen heroes. Founded in Doylestown, PA, TMF has generated a national movement that is inspired by the words Travis spoke before leaving for his second and final deployment– “If Not Me, Then Who…”
Three years after Travis’ death, his best friend and Naval Academy roommate, LT Brendan Looney, a Navy SEAL, was killed in a helicopter crash in Afghanistan. Brendan’s widow, Amy Looney, inspired by her husband’s sacrifice, founded TMF’s second office in San Diego, CA in 2010. Since that time, Travis Manion Foundation has established 4 national offices, served more than 60,000 veterans and survivors, and strengthened communities throughout the nation.