Two former marines raise awareness about wounded veterans

Local - 9/18/2013 5:04 PM by Rebecca Turco
SHADY SPRING - Two former marines are making their way through the mountain state as they trek across the country to raise awareness for wounded veterans.

Adam Shatarsky and Chris Senopole founded the Wounded Walk to raise funds for the Wounded Warrior Project. They are walking 2,700 miles from Camp Pendleton in California to the Marine Corps Base in Washington, D.C. 

"We want to let the vets know that they're not forgotten and they're not on the back burner," said Shatarsky. "That people out there really care for them and what they're doing."

Locals often join them in their walk as they pass through. The men are also using social media to spread awareness about their travels.

"Everybody is looking for a way to give back to share their support for our wounded veterans especially, so this is just one of the ways it kind of hits home," explained Senopole. 

Shatarsky and Senopole began their walk in mid-June. They plan to make it to D.C. on October 7. They said having friends who were wounded in battle is what prompted their journey. 

For more information about the Wounded Walk, click here.


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