LCPL Taylor B. Prazynski
LCPL Taylor Prazynski was a former student of Kim Nuxhall and volunteered in the special needs classrooms while in high school. In 2003, Taylor joined the USMC; he served as a 0311 infantryman and saw gunner with the 3rd Bat/8th Marine Reg Lima Company 4th Platoon. His unit did a peacekeeping mission in Haiti 2004 and deployed to Iraq 2005. Taylor was part of history supporting the 1st free election in Iraq. He was killed in the line of duty on May 9, 2005 in the Al Anbar Province supporting Operation Matador. Kim Nuxhall wanted to honor Taylor’s service to both the special needs community and to our country by naming The Joe Nuxhall Miracle League Field’s East field after LCPL Taylor Prazynski. Taylor’s father, John, and his family are great supporters of our mission and we are proud to have them as members of our JNMLF family.
LCPL Taylor Prazynski Memorial 5k Run/Walk/Roll
The LCPLTaylor B. Prazynski Memorial 5K Run/Walk/Roll was created to remember a remarkable young man who was killed in action in Iraq, doing what he believed in most--fighting for the freedom and protection of this great nation. Proceeds from this event will go to the LCPL Taylor B. Prazynski Memorial Scholarship Fund and the Joe Nuxhall Miracle League Fields. The scholarship fund has provided over 35 - $2,500 scholarships since 2006 to students from Fairfield High School where Taylor graduated in 2003. In addition, part of our proceeds will go to the Joe Nuxhall Miracle League Fields to maintain the video scoreboard in the field that was named in Taylor’s honor. Please help us to keep his memory alive in both of these endeavors. Semper Fi!
For more information about The LCPLTaylor B. Prazynski Memorial 5K Run/Walk/Roll, go to the official Facebook page!