Cheyenne Walks Many Miles to Bring Awareness to This Issue

Posted By Toyacoyah Brown January 31st, 2016 Last Updated on: January 31st, 2016

Eddie Gray is a Cheyenne Marine veteran and this is his story.

Inspiring right? He has also started a Go Fund Me page to help him along with his travels.

A little more details about his background and his mission from the Go Fund Me campaign:

He began walking the perimeter states of the U.S. in 2008, to bring to light issues facing our nation's veterans. As of this writing, Eddie has walked over 7,000 miles and counting with a 100lb military pack on his back. He visits with local politicians at capitols and and troops at military bases nationwide to discuss how we can take better care of our nation's veterans.

Eddie had pledged to be a “lifer” in the USMC, but he was honorably discharged from Camp Lejeune after an extensive sternum injury during a mock ambush. After his full recovery, he began working for the U.S. Forest Service, serving his country at home by fighting domestic forest fires, in an occupation conducive to his training in the Marine Corps. After years of losing brother and sister veterans in the Afghanistan and Iraq wars, Eddie wanted to do something significant to show his support.

Not only is his walk beneficial by bringing awareness to veterans' causes, it is also cathartic for him as a meditative journey. He is from the Northern Cheyenne tribe in Montana, which claims a proud ancestry of warriors–throughout the entire history of our country. Per capita of any race in the U.S., Natives have put more of their people into our armed forces than any other ethnic group. Being a warrior is unquestionably in Eddie's blood.
Due to his own grassroots marketing efforts, he's gone largely unnoticed in the mainstream for several years. Eddie Gray is an American hero. Please help his cause by watching and sharing his documentary, “A Warrior's Walk”, and by liking his new Facebook Page.



As of the most recent update last week it seems that his backpack and gear were stolen. Yikes! So if you'd like to chip in, please visit his Go Fund Me page at https://www.gofundme.com/awarriorswalk.

We wish you much success on your journey Eddie!

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About Toyacoyah Brown

Toyacoyah Brown is an enrolled member of the Comanche Nation, currently living in Chicago. She received her B.A. in Journalism from the University of Oklahoma and an M.A. in Media Studies from the University of Texas at Austin. When she's not scouring the Internet for fun things to share with PowWows.com readers you can find her digging for vinyl in her local record store or curling up with a good book.

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