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Former Marine honors military sacrifice with walk around America


Last updated 1/14/2010 at Noon

Eddie Gray, a former Marine rifleman with 1st Battalion, 6th Marines, 2nd Marine Division, walks the length of Oceanside Pier on Dec. 3, 2009 before continuing a 12,000-mile walk around America

With only bare necessities in his pack and 8,000 miles left to walk, one former Marine searches for the answer to his and fellow service members’ sacrifice.

Eddie Gray recently passed through Camp Pendleton on his quest to conquer America’s 12,000-mile plus perimeter that started in Montana nearly two years ago. The former Marine infantryman took a moment from his journey to meet with local service members and explain the purpose of his endeavor.

“Back in 1998, I was running through mock ambush training at Camp Lejeune when a life-changing question popped into my head,” said Gray,...

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