Cleveland Triathlon Club

Charlie Pepinrivera

Cleveland, OH, Ohio

Main Focus
Bucket List RaceKona Ironman
Post-Race DrinkCoke

I was born and raised in Puerto Rico. I'm married to Maribel Pepin and have six children. In 1997 he decided to go active duty so he could provide to his family a better future. I deployed to Kosovo, Bosnia, Afghanistan and Iraq. During one the of the deployments I got shot and fell off a helicopter. I earned the following decorations: Afghanistan Campaign Medal with campaign star, Iraq Campaign Medal with two campaign stars, Bronze Star Medal, Meritorious Service Medal (4th award), Army Commendation Medal (4th award), Army Achievement Medal (4th award), Meritorious Unit Commendation, Army Good Conduct Medal (6th award), National Defense Service Medal with bronze service star, Armed Forces Expeditionary Medal, Global War on Terrorism Expeditionary Medal, Global War on Terrorism Service Medal, Non-Commissioned Officer Professional Development Ribbon (3rd award), Army Service Ribbon, Overseas Service Ribbon (5th award) and the NATO Medal.


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