On a march to Arlington from his home in Columbus, Ohio, a distance of 400 miles, is 23-year-old U.S. Marine veteran Justin Kuhel, who passed through Garrett County on Monday and is pictured above along Fingerboard Road. Kuhel is making the journey to raise both awareness and money for the Wounded Warriors Project, a non-profit organization with a mission to assist and support injured military service members. He enlisted in the U.S. Marines one day after graduating from high school and subsequently served with the Second Battalion Eighth Marines Scout Sniper Platoon in both Iraq and Afghanistan. He was honorably discharged in the fall of 2010 and is now a member of the Inactive Marine Reserves.
'Like' on Facebook!
Support the Republican Newspaper! It's only $9.95/year for the online edition!
"I was one of the lucky ones who came back uninjured," Kuhel said, "but a lot of my friends either did not come back or came back with significant injuries. I decided I needed to do something to support them." Kuhel has a goal of raising $10,000, and on Monday noted that he had raised over $7,000 toward that goal. He plans to arrive at Arlington National Cemetery no later than next Monday. Kuhel is currently in a paramedic training course, with plans of possibly pursuing a nursing degree. Persons who wish to make a donation can do so online by going to the following web site and following the prompts: www.facebook.com/marchtoarlington.
Buying or selling real estate in Garrett County or Deep Creek Lake, Maryland? Call Jay Ferguson of Railey Realty for all of your real estate needs! I take great pride in referrals, and I assure you, I will take great care of your friends, family & colleagues!