Veteran walks to honor those who have served
By MEGHAN PIERSON
Daily Press Staff Carrying an American flag and wearing a sign on his back that reads, “Shore to Shore: A walk across America to honor those who serve,’ Sinh Tho Nguyen waves to every car that passes him on U.S. 180.
He is more than 1,600 miles into his 2,500-mile journey, which began in Jacksonville, Fla., and will end when he wades into the Pacific Ocean off the coast of San Diego, Calif.
Nguyen said he walks because it is the best way he can show how deeply he appreciates the privilege of being an American.
“This week I walk for the September 11 heroes. This walk is for those who sacrifice their lives, those who put themselves in dangerous situations day and night for our freedom,’ Nguyen said. A 40-year-old U.S. Army veteran, Nguyen enlisted in the National Guard and the Army when he moved to the United States from Vietnam. He now earns his living as a water-meter reader in Fort Worth, Texas.
(Press Staff Photo by Meghan Pierson)
WALKING ACROSS AMERICA
Waving at a car passing him just outside Hurley, Sinh Tho Nguyen continues his “walk across America to honor those who serve.’ Those interested in supporting Nguyen and his endeavor may contact him at email@example.com.