Where did you serve and what did you do?
101st Airborne Div., Echo Company, 1/502 (I Corps)
How are you #StillServing?
On 9/19/23 I will lead 5 other Vietnam vets on a 500 mile “healing journey” across Northern Spain on the ancient pilgrimage route Camino de Santiago. I experienced some amazing clarity and healing on my 3 previous solo journeys and I want to share that experience with other “wounded” vets. Our mission is to combine the spirituality and beauty of this Spanish venue with that unique bond of brotherhood experienced by men and women put in harm’s way when answering the call of their country. Over the 44 day journey, we will average about 12 miles walking each day with a couple rest days thrown in. The name of our event is The Last Patrol: A Pilgrimage of Brotherhood and we plan to document the entire journey so that it might be shared with other veterans and veteran organizations. We have a Face Book site under the same name.
Why do you do it?
To spend some special time with my “brothers in Arms” and to share with them an opportunity to come back with a little more peace within their soul.