Educating the children of our fallen heroes

Hiking the Appalachian Trail

March 1, 2018
Appalachian Trail Head
423 Mountain View Rd
Ellijay, Georgia
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Paul Gaumond
Sargeant Major (Retired) 10th Special Forces
Mountain Landscape

I am a retired and disabled veteran from Special Forces. I will be walking the Appalachian Trail (Georgia to Maine-2190 miles) with my daughter starting in March 2018. I will be raising funds for Special Operations Warrior Foundation to ensure the children of the fallen soldiers from Special Operations have funding for their college education. 100% of the donations will go to the foundation.

I am hoping you would consider donating any amount possible for hiking the Appalachian Trail. Your generosity will be greatly appreciated.

There will be many photos posted on my site as well as on Special Operations Warrior Foundation's social media outlets. This hike will draw a lot of interest from the Special Operations Community and the military in general. It would also be marketed on a daily basis for 5 months on the trail.

Thank you for your consideration and any donation would be greatly appreciated. Please contact me with any questions.

Paul Gaumond
Sargeant Major (Retired) 10th Special Forces

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