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Walking Marine draws attention to veterans' causes

Posted February 10, 2012

A Marine walking the country to raise money for veterans causes made a stop Friday in the Triangle.

Mac McQuown is planning to stop in every state capital in the United States along a five-year, 15,000-mile journey. Raleigh was his fourth capital, and he'll take about a month to walk across North Carolina.

McQuown started his journey Sept. 11 in Virginia.  

"It took me a few weeks to get acclimated to this," he said. "I still suffer from blisters from time to time, sore muscles, especially climbing these hills pulling this cart, but it's well worth the effort.

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  • sssh.. whisper Feb 16, 2012

    I agree with angelienna

  • angelienna Feb 14, 2012

    You know it would be great if things like this got reported BEFORE it happened. Myself and I am sure others would probably have ventured out along his route to offer some encouragement and to give thanks.