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    Default Well, It is almost offical

    Looks very good that I will be a 2015 AT Thru-hiker. Just got word that I may be selected and given a full set of gear and a monthly stipend plus trail support and town support. Hope it all comes together. I will let you know more details once I know whether or not I have been selected. Let's keep our fingers crossed.

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    Wow! How did you manage that? Book deal?
    ...the maddest of all is to see life as it is, and not as it should be. Cervantes

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    Quote Originally Posted by Damn Yankee View Post
    Looks very good that I will be a 2015 AT Thru-hiker. Just got word that I may be selected and given a full set of gear and a monthly stipend plus trail support and town support. Hope it all comes together. I will let you know more details once I know whether or not I have been selected. Let's keep our fingers crossed.
    I have never heard of any body given such an award, unless you are doing it your self and want to make it sound good.

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    It is through a veteran organization called Warrior Hike "walk off the war" I will submit my application but, won't know until December 2014 whether I will be one of the two dozen people chosen. Until then, I will help with support and volunteer time.

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    If selected, I will be keeping a strict journal and maybe turn it into a memoir and try to get it published. Who knows, lord only knows I'm do for some good luck. Been a rough three years since I returned home from Iraq.

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    I followed some of the Warrior Hike warriors in 2013. I hope you make it in.
    ...the maddest of all is to see life as it is, and not as it should be. Cervantes

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    That's awesome! Good for you and thanks for serving. I hope you're awarded with it and I hope to see you out there.

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    Good Luck!
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    That's great!! Good Luck!

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    Good luck, DY!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Damn Yankee View Post
    Been a rough three years since I returned home from Iraq.
    Snacktime and I will try to be as entertaining as possible to keep your spirits up! Do you play Yahtzee?
    ...the maddest of all is to see life as it is, and not as it should be. Cervantes

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    Love yahtzee. First I go for the 1's then the 2's

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    Snacktime's Yahtzee mantra is GO FOR THE FIVES!!!!!




    Yahtzee with Snacktime, DeerHunter and HikerMom
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    Good luck DY! I hope to see you on the trail in 2015!

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    Thank you for your service. Good luck and happy trails
    Life begins at the end of your comfort zone!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tramp View Post
    Thank you for your service. Good luck and happy trails
    Yes sir...Hope it goes your way. Good luck

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    Thanks guys. Hikermom, deerhunter looks very perplexed. Trouble counting the dots on the dice?

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    No, he just lost big time with that roll!
    ...the maddest of all is to see life as it is, and not as it should be. Cervantes

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    Right-on Brother! Hope you get in. A buddy of mine (USAF Veteran) & I (10-year Army Veteran) will be hitting the trail in 2015. No date set as of yet. I get 70% disability from the VA & FINALLY got my SSDI accepted for my PTSD (100% or IU coming from the VA God-knows-when) so I'm using my copious back-pay to fund my trip. I was thinking about getting in touch with Warrior Hike (since John & I both qualify) to see if we could drop-in on some of their stops if we don't leave too early. Either way, hope to see you on the trail or pics of you atop Mount Katahdin!

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