In April, we met a Marine walking across the country to spread patriotism while thanking servicemen and women.
We caught up with Sgt. Chuck Lewis “Walking For The Fallen” along Highway 2 near Davenport, WA in April. He was on his first pair of tennis shoes then. Now, he on his third pair of shoes as he makes his way down the home stretch: three weeks until he expects to walk into Washington, D.C.
Lewis set out to raise $50,000 for wounded and disabled military members and their respective family members. He is still $15,000 short of his goal, but he is still happy with the generosity of others, especially since most of those donations have come out on the highway.
“I’m not standing blocking a door, say, by Walmart or anything like that to get their attention,” Lewis said. “I’m out here on the highway and they have taken the time to stop and donate on their own and I just find that remarkable.”
His final destination is the Vietnam Wall in Washington, D.C. where his wife will be waiting for him. He last saw her in the middle of Iowa three months into the trip. He expects to finish his walk in three weeks, which would mean he spent half of the year out on the highway “Walking For The Fallen.”