PLACERVILLE, CALIFORNIA
RUSS MOTE holds up a t-shirt from the Marine Corps Leadman Triathlon. Democrat photo by Shelly Thorene
Democrat photo by Shelly Thorene
THE NAVY and Marine Corps Commendation Medal. Democrat photo by Shelly Thorene
RUSSELL MOTE sits with his son Carson in their home in El Dorado Hills. Democrat photo by Shelly Thorene
RUSSELL MOTE. Democrat photo by Shelly Thorene
STAFF SERGEANT SKY MOTE was posthumously awarded the Navy and Marine Corps Commendation Medal for heroic achievement for his service in Afghanistan. Democrat photo by Shelly Thorene
A PADDLE and picture honoring Sky Mote hang in the United States Special Operations Command headquarters. Photo courtesy Russell Mote
THE MOTE FAMILY rode as a team in the Leadman Triathlon in Arizona on April 14 to help raise money and awareness for organizations benefiting wounded soldiers. Photo courtesy Russell Mote

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