Archive for Monday, July 12, 2010

Candidate who lost a leg in Iraq walking, running hundreds of miles to raise awareness

July 12, 2010


— A Kansas City, Kan., man who lost a leg in Iraq is walking and running 513 miles in 26 days to raise awareness of issues facing veterans.

Crowds have begun joining Daniel Gilyeat on his daily travels through the Kansas City area.

Gilyeat is also seeking the Republican nomination in Kansas' 3rd Congressional District.

Alex Poulter is involved in a charity Gilyeat is starting called Operation Payback.

Poulter says Gilyeat began his 513-mile quest on July 3, exactly five years after losing his left leg above the knee in a roadside explosion in Iraq.

Twenty-six days later he walked for the first time. That's why completing the journey in 26 days is so important.

Gilyeat picked 513 miles because his favorite Bible verse is John 15:13. It says, "Greater love has no one than this, than to lay down one's life for his friends."


Richard Payton 7 years, 9 months ago

I like the United States Marine Corps stickers on his truck. Good-luck Dan on your mission!

Kontum1972 7 years, 9 months ago

HUWAH Dan!!!!!!!!!!!!

Gee we are the only two who posted here?

reminds me of vietnam....

thx payton for your response.

1029 7 years, 9 months ago

Is this story a joke? Or is this guy just an idiot? He wants to "raise awareness of issues facing veterans", but he also aspires to be a republican politician?

...I think you're going for the wrong side of the aisle if you care about veterans, buddy. What an idiot.

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