The sister of a fallen Marine spoke about her brother's life and the foundation started in his honor.

On "Fox & Friends," Ryan Manion said the Travis Manion Foundation works to train veterans and other Gold Star families to "deliver character education" and teach civic virtues to America's youth.

Marine Corps 1st Lt. Travis Manion, formerly of Doylestown, Pa., was killed at the age of 26 when he was hit by sniper fire in Anbar, Iraq.


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Lt. Manion was working to save other wounded soldiers at the time he was hit.

Ryan Manion said she wants Americans to enjoy Memorial Day weekend as they always do, but to also take time to "recognize what [it] signifies for this country."

She said that before her brother went on his second deployment to the Middle East, his family asked why he thought he needed to return a second time.

"If not me, then who," Manion recalled her brother responding.

Manion said the foundation aims to serve at-risk youth and others who could benefit from their mission.


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