About Fallen 15

We want to honor our Fallen by Changing Our Future.

Our Purpose

Fallen 15 is a registered 501(c)3 public charity that was founded to Honor, Celebrate and be Inspired by the lives of the Nation’s Fallen Heroes to the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan.

Our Mission

Fallen 15 is dedicated to enriching the lives of and having a lasting impact on the Veteran community. Our Whole Warrior Programs and Events are designed to re-establish the bonds and camaraderie often found in a military environment. These characteristics, which are so important to the Veteran identity, are often lost upon returning home or transitioning out of the service. Restoration of these can aid in Warrior recovery and growth and are the benchmark of our success at Fallen 15.

HOW WE ACCOMPLISH OUR MISSION – Program and Event Information

The Fallen 15 organization maintains that activation of the individual Veteran is the most fitting and greatest tribute to those who have made the ultimate sacrifice.

Being a part of any Fallen 15 event will ensure you are contributing to a generation of service members who deserve to be remembered for their selfless sacrifice. Monetary donations, sponsorships, event participation, admissions and merchandise sales will be used exclusively toward furthering Fallen 15’s mission and outreach programs.

 

 

The organization was founded in March 2014, and received 501(c)3 status from the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) in September 2014.

 

Important Full Disclosure Notes:

Money raised Does Not go directly to the families of the Fallen Service Members. Rather, it is used to further our Mission of helping Veteran activation and the community as a whole. 

It is the policy of Fallen 15 that before a Service Member is honored for the upcoming year, express permission from the family is obtained. Fallen 15 will not use likenesses or information about a Service Member without this permission and vetting.

 

IRS Tax Exemption and Financials

 

Rick and Nancy  Balthaser, Parents of SGT. JESSE M. BALTHASER

Our Directors

Our Directors have more than 27 years of combined military experience.

Marshall Jackson:

Director and Co-Founder

Marshall Jackson is the Director of Operations for the Fallen 15. Marshall, has 19 years of experience with the U.S. Military and Army Public Affairs, most recently deploying to Iraq as the Commander of the 196th Mobile Public Affairs Detachment in 2010-2011, where they supported combat operations for the 25th Infantry Division and the 1st Armored Division.  Marshall posse...

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Adam Williams:

Director of Outreach

Adam Williams is a 6 year veteran of the US Army’s 2nd Battalion 14th Infantry Regiment, 10th MTN Division from 1999-2006. During his service he was deployed to Kosovo and to Iraq as an Infantry Team Leader. He currently works for Franklin County Veterans Service Commission as a benefits specialist which allows him to assist Franklin County veterans with filing VA Clai...

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Adam Fitzsimmons:

Co-Founder

Adam Fitzsimmons is the former Director and one of the Co-Founders of Fallen 15. Adam has served in the United States military for 9 years, in both enlisted and commissioned functions. He was most recently deployed as a Light Infantry Weapons Platoon Leader in support of Operation Enduring Freedom (Afghanistan), where he earned a Bronze Star for meritorious service.

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Our Board Members

Our board members are a diverse group of civilians and military members.

Rick Isbell:

Richard Isbell is a proud American Veteran of the US Air Force. He became the Veterans Affairs Coordinator for Mayor Michael B. Cole...

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Dr. Amy Jackson:

Amy Jackson graduated from the Ohio State University in 1999 with a Bachelor of Science degree. She continued her education at Ohio ...

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John Garrity:

John Garrity is a Certified Public Accountant and a Senior Accountant with Brixey & Meyer, Inc. John graduated from Ohio Norther...

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Luke Kelly:

Luke Kelly is the Operations Manager at Tiffin Loader Crane Co. where he has worked for nine years. He started as an engineering int...

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Jason Beardsley:

Jason Beardsley is Founder and CEO of The Underground Movement, has over 20 years of military experience and global deployments expa...

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