Day 9: Cajon Pass Continued

Colt and Phil Gibbs

Over every mountain there is a path, although it may not be seen from the valley -Theodore Roethke

Today we pushed another 20 miles into the mountains. This far in cell phone reception is pretty limited so getting updates out has proven to be a bit of a challenge. Yesterday we camped along historic Route 66 going through the pass. Kenny and I took turns on guard duty to keep an eye on Gus overnight. We’ll do your best to get updates out to everyone whenever we have a signal.

A few days ago, we had the honor of meeting and interviewing Phil Gibbs, a Vietnam veteran who served with the Army 2nd Corp in Vietnam in 1967. Luck would have it that we met him by chance as he passed us on the street, and stopped see what we were up to.

It took 20 years for the VA to provide him any benefits related to his Agent Orange exposure. He said he feels especially bad for those who served in the Air Force, who were exposed to Agent Orange while spraying it across the landscape.

Thank you again for the donations and the continued support. We love seeing you guys comment on our updates and our Facebook posts. Please keep up the good work.

Welcome home,

-Colt

 

 

 

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