Gunny Roy Wesley Brady Jr
What is he walking for?
To raise awareness for the combat wounded and mentally wounded veterans
When is he leaving?
March 5TH 2018 STEP OFF
Where is he starting/stopping his walk?
Oceanside, CA to Trenton, NJ (see map below)
Why is the Gunny doing this again?
“Because it needs to be done. It's personal this time…
It’s called the Major Walk in honor of my brother, Major Brady. Due to the fact that my brother, and a Marine brother of mine, took their own lives, I’m walking to raise awareness of the things our service members face when they come back home. Some come home with visible wounds, and some come home looking fine…but things like Traumatic Brain Injuries and Post Traumatic Stress aren’t visible. TBI and PTS can wreak havoc on the mental state of our service members, leading to divorce, drug/alcohol addiction, trouble with law enforcement, and suicidal tendencies.
I’m walking to spread awareness of these issues to whoever will listen to me. If you saw me walking down the road, with my rucksack and Marine Corps flag waving behind me…and looked me up, then my plan worked. You are here learning about difficulties that wounded service members face.”
This GoFundMe Account is to be used for expenses that I might have during my walk: food, campground fees, etc. Although last time I had quite a lot donated, we can’t expect that to happen again. Any money still in the fund at the end of the walk will be donated to the Combat Wounded Veteran Challenge.
More information about Combat Wounded Veteran Challenge, as well as a PowerPoint for sharing with your organizations is available on the website: CombatWounded.org/Walk