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Veterans walk 100 miles to remember the fallen

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A group of veterans walked 100 miles in honor of those that never made it home. 

The memorial walk began Monday in Goliad and ended in Beeville, Friday. 

"We get to just be veterans, hanging out together, having a good time, and that's something that a lot of us miss from our times in the service, it's just not the same when you get out of the military," said Brooks Chancellor. 

The walk consisted of a group of active duty, retired, and honorably discharged veterans. Over the course of the five days, they've stayed with families along the routes. 

The participants say, this gives them a chance to think of their time while on duty. 

"We've lost some people and it changes you, it definitely changes you to the man we are now, some of us went over there as kids, and came totally different men," said Luis Pulido. 

The 100-mile ruck started in 2013 by Staff Sergeant, Jacob Aldridge. Unfortunately, Aldridge passed away a year after it began. Although, he was not able to see the impact of his idea, a group picture is taken every year in his memory. 

For more information visit https://www.facebook.com/iraqandafghanistanveterans/

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