526294_10201501258870411_1921153580_nIt takes a special breed to be part of the military.  You are the 1% that heeds the call to serve our nation.

Here comes one Gunny who wants to make a difference for our veterans while supporting Combat Wounded Veteran Challenge. Roy Wesley “Wes” Brady, Jr., recently retired from the U.S. Marines after 22 years, including two tours in Iraq. With plenty of time on his hands, Brady came up with a great idea to honor those who have given the ultimate sacrifice and those who have survived injuries.

Retired Marine Gunnery Sgt. Roy Brady, Jr., is walking across America as a way to impress upon the public the needs of our military veterans and share the CWVC mission.  Roy’s “Walk For Warriors” begins with a Marine Send-Off March 1, 7:30am in downtown Charlotte, North Carolina at the Marine Reserve Unit office at 6115 North Hills Circle.  He’ll visit Tennessee, Arkansas, Oklahoma, Texas, New Mexico and Arizona, before ending at Camp Pendleton in California 6-8 months later.

Roy’s goal is to raise awareness for the issues facing our military veterans.  While traveling, the Marine is asking for donations in support of CWVC in an effort to singlehandedly fund one of the newest CWVC programs – The Adaptive Warrior Sailing Camp for Novices in Galveston, Texas scheduled for October.  The program costs $35,000.  Fifteen combat wounded and injured soldiers will learn how to sail 3-man boats (Sonars) and compete in a regatta.  While at the camp, the group will participate in medical case studies tied to traumatic brain injuries, post-traumatic stress and prosthetics. To make a donation in honor of Gunny Sgt. Brady, please visit this page.  You can follow Gunny Brady’s trek across the USA by checking out the Walk For Warriors page on our website.  It will feature the map route, link to his FB blog, show photos and other details.  You can also visit the Facebook page that we will be helping Roy to keep updated on his journey.

Here’s Roy’s planned route:

  • Departing Charlotte NC
  • Ashville NC
  • Knoxville TN
  • Nashville TN (Roy’s hometown)
  • Little Rock AK
  • Tulsa OK
  • Oklahoma City, OK
  • Amarillo TX
  • Albuquerque NM
  • Flagstaff AZ
  • San Bernardino CA
  • San Diego CA
  • Ending Camp Pendleton CA

CWVC thanks you Roy for doing this!  If you are near the area where Roy is walking, he invites you to spend a little time walking with him.

After all, time passes quickly when amongst friends.

Keep up with Roy!  Roy Brady’s Walk 4 Warriors is on Facebook and you can keep up with the walk here.