MIAMISBURG, Ohio (WDTN) - Brittany Waag-Everett and Nicole Zanowick have been inseparable since they were third graders at Bishop Leibold Elementary School in Miamisburg.
They looked and acted so much alike, their teachers couldn't tell them apart.
Brittany Waag-Everett said even their family's mirrored each other. "Our Mom's have the same birthday and we were both older sisters and had younger brothers that were in the same grade together about three years behind us."
Just like Nicole and Brittany, their brothers, Jonathan and Rocky were also very close.
They even joined the military together, Rocky enlisted in the Marines and Jonathan joined the Air Force.
As usual, the families joined together for a send-off party.
During that party Jonathan made a promise, " I remember Jonathan was talking to Rocky and Mrs Zanowick and he said, You know I'm going to get over there as quick as I can and I'll be your eyes from the air and look over you and make sure you're safe. Jonathan made that promise to him." said Everett.
Zanowick adds, "That was touching, cause that meant a lot."
Unfortunately Jonathan never got that chance as Rocky was killed in action just a few weeks before Jonathan's deployment in 2011.
Very soon the families will come together again.
They're teaming-up to present a 5 K run called Rocky's Run for Freedom to be held Memorial Day Weekend
The run will begin and end at a fitting location, Miamisburg's Library Park, where they all grew up.
Rocky's Run for Freedom starts at 8 am Saturday , May 25 and benefits the Wounded Warrior Project, Blue Star Mothers and will help establish a fund for Rocky's four year old son Uriah.
For more information visit the Rocky's Run For Freedom Facebook page.
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