A Maryland Marine has been walking across the US since September 11th last year — it’s a way to create healing not only for himself, but for others across the country.
Johnathon Hancock served as a Marine for eight and a half years, and had deployed 7 times. In 2009, he left the Corps and hit a low-point and almost took his own life.
“I’m one of the guys that didn’t do so hot, so instead of wallowing in self-despair, I decided to pick myself up and try this new thing. And I decided that I would walk across the country and I visit with everybody from 2nd Battalion, 4th Marines.”
He walks 30 miles a day and carries a 70-pound rucksack. He’ll complete the walk in December when he reaches Camp Pendlton’s 5th Marine Memorial.