Wednesday, October 7, 2009

Vietnamese, now US citizen, walks across U.S. to thank America, troops

Army and National Guard veteran Sinh Tho Nguyen, of Fort Worth, Texas, is walking across America to honor the country that gave him citizenship. Photo courtesy of Dallas Morning News.

You think running a marathon or finishing your Army PT test is tough? Check this out...

Army and National Guard veteran, Sinh Tho Nguyen, of Fort Worth, Texas, is walking across America to honor America and its military members.

Yes, I said WALKING. Across the ENTIRE country.

In 1992, Nguyen applied for, and was approved a visa to come visit the United States. He got the visa in 60 days. He soon enlisted in the National Guard and the U.S. Army after moving to the U.S.

He began his journey in Atlantic Beach, Fla., and as recently as Sept. 26, was in Mesa, Ariz. He plans to arrive in San Diego, Calif. by Thanksgiving, averaging about 24 miles per day.

Nguyen carries a U.S. flag, and a sign on his back reading, "Shore to shore, A walk across America to honor those who serve."

To read the Dallas Morning News article about this dedicated patriot, go here.

Now if you'll excuse me, I have to find my Nikes so I can go run my daily three miles...


Posted by Tech. Sgt. Nick Choy,
Oregon National Guard Social Media Manager

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