A group of American heroes trekked across
For the third consecutive year, members of the Air Commando Ruck walked between McDill Air Force Base in
This year, 14 men and women - two teams of three and two teams of four - donned 40-pound rucksacks for the 450-mile march.
The journey began on March 30 and ended April 4. The teams rotate; each team does 12 miles. The goal of $30,000 was reached.
According to WWW.aorcommando.org, the website for the Air Commando Association, “The ruck was originally created to honor the men that paid the ultimate sacrifice that night, but since then, we have expanded the march to include all the members that have fallen due to combat or training exercises. “
Team 1 crossed the
“This was the friendliest stretch we’ve gone through on the ruck,” said spokesperson Meagan Freeman. “Everyone we passed at least waved. Some people stopped to talk and some even turned around and came back to see what was going on.”
She praised the Port Inn for its help with the ruck, this year and previously. “Dave Ashbrook and Ashley Marshall have been great,” she said. “They have provided us with rooms and meals and done so much.”