Special Ops airmen march to Tampa to remember fallen comrades

Published: Thursday, February 7, 2013 at 10:02 AM.

“It means a lot to us that they would do this,” Holley said. “They have taken the time and taken the effort to remember the people who gave their lives for our country.”

The marchers are also raising money for the Special Operations Warrior Foundation, which provides scholarships for the children of Special Ops servicemen who are killed in action.

Two Hurlburt airmen are en route to Tanzania to climb Mt. Kilimanjaro as part of the effort.

By Sunday afternoon, they had raised over $8,000. They hope to reach $50,000 by the end of the march, McGowen said.

The men will march in a relay to Tampa; at least two will be on the road at all times. Each will likely cover at least 100 miles over the next five days.

They began training in October, walking six miles every Wednesday and eight to 12 every weekend.

Most have never done anything like it before.

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