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#04 Rory Fanning www.walkforpat.org | by AdventureRequired
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#04 Rory Fanning www.walkforpat.org

This picture is #04 in my 100 strangers project. Find out more about the project and see pictures taken by other photographers at www.100Strangers.com

 

Rory and his friend Pat Tillman served together in the 75th Ranger Regiment. You remember Pat Tillman...

   

Pat Tillman gave up a lucrative NFL career to join the War on Terror in Afghanistan where he was killed by friendly fire in April of 2004. Fanning says he's honoring Tillman's sacrifice with this walk across country.

 

I met Rory at McDonald's in Harrisburg, NC. I took my daughter to breakfast and I notice Rory sitting there eating and a hiking pack next to him. I do some hiking but nothing like Rory is doing.

 

Rory Fanning lives in Chicago and is walking from Virginia Beach to the California Coast in four months. He started on Sept. 17th. We only got to talk for a few minutes but please go to his website (www.walkforpat.org) where you can read about him and why he is doing this walk. I found some really neat stuff there like live GPS tracking where he is. This walk is not going to be easy for Rory so go to his site and drop him an email to so him some support.

 

Rory it was nice meeting you and I will be praying for you and the Tillman Family.

  

I got word that igiveyou.net wanted to use this photo for their blog. Here is the link to learn more. igiveyou.net/2009/06/a-noble-hiker-inspired-by-a-hero/

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Taken on October 12, 2008