WW II Veteran Runs Through Louisiana
At 92, most folks wouldn't consider a coast - to - coast drive, much less a marathon.
Ernie Andrus isn't most folks, however. He's a 92 year - old World War II veteran running across country to raise money for a ship memorial, and he's currently in west Louisiana.
Andrus began running on on October 7 of 2013 and hopes to reach Brunswick, GA in 1 - 2 years. As of October 9, Andrus has run 1,818.89 miles in 664 hours, 13 minutes and 29 seconds, running 3 days a week, according to Coast 2 Coast Runs.
The ship Andrus is running for is the LST - 325, the last of the 1, 050 built during WW II. Andrus served aboard the LST - 325 during WW II. Funds raised by Andrus will go towards the LST - 325's journey to Normandy for the 75th anniversary of D - Day in 2019.
Click here to help Andrus reach his goal.