May 22, 2013 | Volume 100 / Number 21

His Chosen Path

Marine Walking Across U.S. For The Fallen

It’s going to take six months, but Chuck Lewis is walking the 3,300 miles from Everett, Wash., to the Vietnam Memorial in Washington, D.C. He still looks like the Marine sergeant he was in 1974 and he is fiercely proud of the flags that deck his three-wheeled cart, big American and Christian flags, plus smaller ones of every branch of service and the black POW/MIA flag.

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Samar Fay / The Courier
Chuck Lewis stops at the VFW Post on his way into Glasgow on Saturday, more than 900 miles into his cross-county Walk for the Fallen to raise $50,000 for wounded veterans.

Lewis calls himself Montana Honor Guard in his roles as teacher, speaking to schools and groups about patriotism and honoring the flag, and fundraiser for wounded veterans and the families of the deceased. Walking for the...

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