Marine Vets Walk Across America for 'Wounded Warriors'
Two Marines, six weeks, 2,700 miles. Their mission? To walk from Camp Pendleton in California all the way to the nation's capital in Washington, D.C. All of it is what Marine veterans Adam Shatarsky and Chris Senopol are calling The Wounded Walk 2013, an effort to raise awareness for The Wounded Warrior Project.
Shatarsky says that the idea came to him a few years back while he and Senopol chatted at an Outback Steakhouse. They decided they wanted to do the epic walk, and then about two-and-a-half months ago Shatarsky called Senopol and told him the time for it was "now or never."
The pair has to fight grueling temperatures as they walk on the road for hours at a time, but they both say the experience is worth the good and the bad.
"It's been pretty incredible so far ... the biggest thing is we've met the most amazing people along the way," Senopol said on Thursday's America Live. "The outreach and support we've had has been incredible."
To track their progress and get updates from the road, visit The Wounded Walk's Facebook page.