Marines walking to support wounded warriors come through Beckley

[image] Chris Senopole of Daniels, WV and Adam Shatarsky of Leesburg, VA reach Beckley, WV in their cross-country walk to support the Wounded Warrior Project. The two are former Marines.


Two marines started their trek across the country back in June.  They left from California and now one of them is walking through his hometown of Daniels today. The pair and about ten followers started walking from Ghent this morning and they're making their way to Beckley.

Two Marines, 12 weeks, 2,700 miles, one mission--- to help those injured in battle.

"We quickly progressed from why no walk across the country to why not walk across the country for the Wounded Warrior Project," Chris Senopole of Daniel said.

Daniels native Chris Senolope and his friend Adam Shatarsky are both former Marines and have almost finished walking across the country to raise awareness for the Wounded Warrior Project. its a project that helps men and women wounded in battle heal after returning home. They have raises $51,000 and their goal is $100,000.

"You don't have to be captain America to make a change I'm not the biggest, the fastest the smartest I juts took the step," Senopole said.

"Doing this trip kind of his changed in life in the sense that I have a renewed faith in this country," Shatarsky said.

Step by step, blister by blister and state by state the journey is almost compete and folks from the community were invited to join the guys on a 15 mile walk from Ghent to Beckley.

Sweaty. Thirsty. And exhausted-- the guys never lost sight of their goal: helping the men and women who are willing to sacrifice everything for love of country.

Two marines trekked across the United States to support the Wounded Warrior project over the summer.  Now, just over three months and thousands of miles later, they are walking through one of the two men's hometown here in southern West Virginia.

Chris Senopole is from Daniels.  He and his friend Adam Shatarsky are nearing the end of their walk that began at Camp Pendleton, Ca. and will also head through Leesburg, Va., Shatarsky's hometown.

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59News featured their story before it began and has been following their journey on Facebook, and will be with them as they journey from Ghent to Beckley on Wednesday. Senopole and Shatarsky will wrap up their trip in Washington, D.C.

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