PTO 018: The Summit Project

On this episode we are talking with David Cote, who is an active duty Major in the Marine Corps and founder of The Summit Project. We are also joined by previous guest and recent participant in the Summit Project, Tatiana Whitlock of ID Target Systems. The Summit Project, a 501c3 service organization, is a living memorial that pays tribute to the fallen service members from Maine who have died in the line of duty since September 11, 2001. The mission of The Summit Project is to honor our state’s newest war casualties and the faithful spirit of all Mainers.

The surviving families of our fallen Maine heroes have made this project viable.  Not only have they shared the stories of their loved ones’ character, integrity and service, they have also unearthed and donated a special memorial stone that uniquely represents their fallen family member. We’ve engraved those stones and beginning with Katahdin on Memorial Day 2014, volunteers will hike up and down mountains in Maine carrying these stones in their packs.  We will carry their stones during the hike, but we will carry their stories for a lifetime —  making the Summit Project a living memorial.

For more information, please visit their website:

  • Personal History
  • Project History
  • Maine
  • Looking For Other States
  • How do the events work
  • Living Stones
  • Events Completed
  • Tatiana’s Story
  • How to support
    • Paypal button on website to support
    • Patches and Stickers

Thank you to David and Tatiana for joining us today, I greatly appreciate it. For our listeners out there, do you know of a company that should be featured on Practically Tactical: On Target? If so, email me with your suggestion!

Until time, thanks for listening!