And We’re Off

Colt and Teddy in LA

The journey of a thousand miles begins with one step. – Lao Tzu

Expedition Orange’s ride across our great nation is officially underway. Gus, Kenny, and myself will be making our way across the greater Los Angeles metropolitan area over the next few days. Please check back here for regular (hopefully daily!) updates on our ride and a short glimpse ahead of what we have planned over the next few days. Our goal is to let you know where we will be heading and what time we plan on arriving in case you would like to come out and meet us. Also remember to connect with us on Facebook to join our live chats. We will do our best to let you know in advance about what time we plan on going live on Facebook. We encourage everyone to join and hit that “Like” button.

We are overwhelmingly thankful for the amazing show of support we’ve received over the last few weeks. Thanks to you we have have gotten the word about Agent Orange and its devastating impact on our Vietnam veterans. Last week our story by the Associated Press was picked up by major news outlets across the country including The New York Times and The Washington Post.

As always we want to encourage you to share your stories about how Agent Orange has affected you and your family on our Share Your Story page.

Welcome home,



2 Replies to “And We’re Off”

  1. Colt- My oldest son, the other John Abernathy, is planning to meet up with you when you cross Indiana and ride a few miles. Just thought I would warn you, haha. He’s a vet too. Be safe.

  2. Colt, All of us Vietnam vets are traveling along with you and Gus as you both continue your ride to The Wall on your Agent Orange mission. I have a personal interest in your journey as I myself am a Vietnam veteran, 1968-69, who now suffers the deadly effects of dioxin exposure from Agent Orange spraying while serving my country in Vietnam. Living with service-connected Non- Hodgkin Lymphoma cancer is another battle that I am fighting decades after fighting the Viet Cong which were also trying to kill me. For some of us vets, the war continues. God bless you on your devoted road ahead.

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