Former US Navy member Austin Shirley is walking across the United States to raise money for wounded veterans. Austin joined The Morning Answer on Monday morning to talk about his trek.
“What was the motivator – what motivated you to walk across the United States all in an effort to raise awareness and resources for wounded veterans?” Morning Answer co-host Brian Whitman asked Shirley.
“Honestly, you know, I was going to school and I was working and I was kind of getting bored. I got this idea that wouldn’t leave my head,” replied Austin. “I talked to a few of my buddies and I kind of got the idea from a few of them that I could use this walk to maybe do some good and make some money for some of our guys who really need it…It just wouldn’t leave my head and I just sold everything I could and saved up as much money and hit the road.”
Click on the player above to hear Brian Whitman and Elisha Krauss interview Austin Shirley about his trip across the country and you can also follow along on his Facebook page “Chasing the Sun 2013.”