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Walking Across America for Disabled Vets

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     His three-thousand mile walk across America passed through the northern valley today.

  Retired, Marine Corps Sargeant, Chuck Lewis is trying to raise fifty-thousand dollars for wounded and disabled veterans.

Chuck Lewis: "I'm retired.    It cost me nothing more to be pushing this cart, than it does to be pushing the buttons on my remote control at home."

  Chuck Lewis is walking through the maze of construction cones on highways across America this summer. He pushes a cart loaded with his sleeping bag, tent, food and other items to keep him comfortable on the road.

Chuck Lewis, Walking for the Fallen: "I'm walking across the Country. I started in Everett, Washington on 31 March and heading to the Vietnam Memorial Wall in Washington D.C..

  Lewis says he plans to get there by late September, and raise $50,000 for wounded and disabled vets along the way.

Chuck Lewis: "I don't sell anything. I don't ask for anything. People that donate do so, because they're called to do so. Walking for the Fallen is kind of a funny word in a sense. You can look at it as those who died in combat. But to me it also means, those that have been incapacitated by combat. So, those that lost a limb or came back with P.T.S.D..

  Lewis says he's about one-third of the way to reaching his goal of $50,000. He says he's been pleasantly surprised by who is donating to his cause.

Chuck Lewis: "I was amazed at how many people that have absolutely no ties to the military are stopping and donating. They just believe in our military and Country."

  Lewis says as he makes his way across our Country, he's getting a growing   sense that folks everywhere are always ready to step forward, and protect it.

   You can track Lewis's location, learn more about his cause and donate to it online. Just click on this link: http://www.walkingforthefallen.com/about/

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