Friday, May 2, 2014

Semper-Fi Fund has veteran Marine rider

Veteran Marine rides horse across country for wounded warriors
By: Kaitlin Stansell
Updated: May 02, 2014
It was a bitter sweet send off for a veteran marine in Surf City Thursday as he began a long journey across the country.

"Sit tall in the saddle," Matt Littrell's father said as he hugged his son goodbye.

The 32-year-old then hopped onto the back of his BLM mustang named "Crow," clicking to the horse to step into the Atlantic Ocean.

It was a symbolic start to what Littrell expects to be a 6 to 8 month trip from Camp Lejeune, NC, to Camp Pendleton, CA.

The duo will be traveling along with close his friend, Raymond Avery, and two other horses.

It's all an effort to raise support and about $7 million for wounded warriors through the Semper Fi Fund, a journey that some people call crazy.

"Of course it's crazy. It should be. They deserve crazy, so we're going to be crazy for them," Littrell said.

He believes this is just the kind of attention wounded veterans need work through their toughest moments.
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