Video: Marine veteran treks country for fallen firefighters
His hope is to raise $25,000 for the Fallen Firefighters Foundation
CHAMBERSBURG, Pa. — Just after noon on the Lincoln Highway in Chambersburg, 57-year-old Lance Robinson comes into view.
"I did 600 miles in Florida alone," he said. Some passing drivers beep, some wave, but most pass by a bit too fast to take notice to Robinson and the red, white and blue wagon he is pushing. Physically, I am as strong as a horse. The Lord picked a good horse for this hike, that's for sure," he said.
The Pennsylvania native and Marine Corps veteran has walked his way through 33 states in three years. His latest journey, the "343 Memorial Hike," now takes him through the Midstate. "We were all just hanging out in the fire house yesterday and he really just walked in out of the blue," said Glen Smith of Franklin Fire Co. 4. That's how it typically happens. Robinson stops and introduces himself, and in this case was offered a place to stay for the Memorial Day weekend, along with some assistance on the highway.