Major-David-Brodeur-5KThe Major David Brodeur Memorial Foundation will kick off the 4th Annual 5K in Auburn on October 19, 2014. The event will kick off at 1:00 P.M. at North American Martyrs on Wyoma Drive in Auburn.

“Hosting this road race every year allows up to keep David’s characteristics of leadership and service at the forefront in this community, ” noted Erik Berg, Foundation President. “That message keeps this foundation active and allows us to perpetuate that mission through giving to notable community projects being performed by students at Auburn High.”

Air Force Major David L. Brodeur, who died April 27, 2011 at Kabul Airport, in Kabul, Afghanistan, was on deployment from Elmendorf AFB, Anchorage, Alaska. Major Brodeur was an experienced F-16 pilot and instructor with deployments to Iraq where he flew combat missions during the initial days and months of Operation Iraqi Freedom. Among his commendations and awards are the Bronze Star, Purple Heart, Meritorious Service Medal, Air Medal, and Combat Action Medal. He left behind his wife Susan and children Elizabeth and David Jr. of Colorado, who will help to kick off the event October 14. David also leaves behind his parents Larry and Joyce Brodeur, his brother Todd, a sister Amanda, aunts, uncles, cousins and a huge extended family, who are also expected to attend.

David was educated in the Auburn public schools graduating with honors from Auburn High in 1994. While in high school he played soccer and was an accomplished track and field athlete who won Southern Worcester County League and District Class B individual championships. He served as Treasurer and President of the Student Council and was a member of the National Honor Society; represented Auburn High at the Annual Student Government Day Program sponsored by the Massachusetts State Legislature and received a Certificate of Special Congressional Recognition for his service to Auburn High and the Town of Auburn.