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Going the Extra Mile for our Wounded Warriors

Updated: Friday, May 16 2014, 10:32 AM CDT

CENTRAL ILLINOIS -- Helping our 'Wounded Warriors' is more than just raising awareness. That's why one former Illinois lawmaker and current local pharmacist is quite literally going the extra mile.

Ron Stephens served in the US Army during the war in Vietnam, coming home at the end of his tour after suffering a traumatic brain injury. For the last two years, Stephens has accepted the challenge to walk one mile for every $100 raised for the wounded warrior project.

This year Stephens is teaming up with other independent pharmacies to raise those funds for our nation's wounded service men and women.
   

"You don't read about or hear about the war everyday, but I can tell you that the wounded both physically and psycho, logically are still in need of our help from the most recent wars Iraq and Afghanistan and literally going back all of our wounded warriors need our support"
   

Last year, Stephens walked from Decatur to Springfield. This year, his trek begins Saturday May 24th from Decatur to Colee's Corner Drug Store in Forsyth, before continuing north toward the Abraham Lincoln National Cemetery.

He says nothing would make him happier than to be able to walk clear across the country to help raise funds and awareness for all of our wounded warriors.

Going the Extra Mile for our Wounded Warriors


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