CAMP PENDLETON, CA (Nov. 09, 2016) – A Marine veteran completed his cross-country journey when he stepped foot on the parade deck his old unit (3rd Amphibian Assault Battalion.)
Larry Hinkle started his journey on April 3rd from Camp Lejeune, North Carolina. April 3rd is the day 1stSgt Ed Smith was hit and would later succumb to his wounds. Each year, Larry steps off in his honor as well as the men and women who serve/ served our communities and great nation. Hinkle walked 2,640 miles, fed over 1,000 people at VA Hospitals, Outpatient Clinics, VA State Nursing Homes, Fire Stations, Police Departments, Sheriff Departments,Salvation Army locations and passed out over 400 gift cards.
Kilgore, TX (Oct. 23, 2017) - The Lone Star Hump comes to an end with breakfast with vets and first responders. Spending more time in the community was the biggest goal this time around and that was certainly accomplished. By doing so, we were able to feed over 1,600 this journey. Hinkle was in Houston when Hurricane Harvey hit and it afforded him the ability to help where needed. From rescue boats to coordinating semi-trucks full of supplies, you allowed us to help the ones that needed it most.
Sarasota, FL (April 03, 2018)- The East Coast Hump will kick off in 1stSgt Ed Smith's name, and as you can imagine, it will consist of the same type of philanthropy and love. Hinkle plans to end his final journey in Bangor, ME around the end of August.
Serving Veterans And First Responders From Coast To Coast...
One Step At A Time.