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Shortly after World War II, retired Lt. Col. John Hampton, helped launch the Marine Corps' benevolent "Toys for Tots" program. Lt. Col. Hampton died at 103 on July 4.

But his legacy of kindness lives on: in 2009 Toys for Tots distributed more than 16 million toys to more than 7 million children.

Marjorie Vietor Kittredge, 86, was a guiding force for the development of therapeutic riding schools.

She helped start several riding programs for those with mental, emotional, and physical disabilities---including for members of the U.S. military. (I've seen first hand how beneficial these programs are for America's soldiers, sailors and marines.)

Sergei Tretyakov, one of the most infamous spies of all time, has died.

In 2000, he defected from the Russian SVR, successor to the soviet KGB, and moved to America where he consulted for the CIA and FBI.

By T. Rees Shapiro  |  July 9, 2010; 9:25 AM ET
Categories:  T. Rees Shapiro , The Daily Goodbye  | Tags: Caisson Platoon, Russian Spies, Russian Spy, Sergei Tretyakov, Tetyakov, Toys for Tots  
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