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August 10, 2012 By Army War College Public Affairs

Carlisle Barracks salutes one man's cross-country run to bring attention to wounded warriors. Inspired by the message, "honoring the fallen by challenging the living," Carlisle native Albie Masland challenged himself to run across for America to bring attention to wounded veterans, families of fallen heroes, and the service organizations that support them.

Masland's 'Operation Amerithon' was set to begin march 17 in Dana Point, California, covering more than 2,000 miles across Arizona, Texas, Oklahoma, Indiana, through Carlisle Pa., and on to Washington D.C.

On Aug. 10, he ran through his home town, Carlisle, taking a lap around the home of the Army War College at Carlisle Barracks, before heading to the nation's capitol.