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Veterans complete 100-mile walk to honor those who've fallen

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BEEVILLE -

On Monday, they set out on a 100-mile journey. Now, a group of veterans has completed that 100-mile walk in honor of their fellows who never made it home.

From Goliad to Refugio to Beeville, the traditional walk took veterans on a journey in honor of those who've made the ultimate sacrifice in service to their country.

The walk first began in 2013 thanks to Staff Sergeant Jason Aldridge. Unfortunately, Aldridge passed away a year later. In his honor, and in the honor of all those who've also fallen, veterans said the tradition continues.

"We've lost some people, and, it changes you, it definitely changes you to the men we are now," described veteran Luis Pulido, who took part in the walk. "Some of us went over there as kids, and came totally different men."

Participants said support for the walk has been growing, with families along the route serving meals for the passing veterans and providing help along their journey.

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