UPDATE FROM THE TRAIL: Fairview veteran reaches 700-mile mark on Appalachian Trail


Col. Donald Fallin is keeping The Tribune apprised of his progress as he hikes the Appalachian Trail to raise funds for children of fallen warriors. (contributed)

VIRGINIA – On Monday afternoon, Fairview veteran, Col. Donald Fallin (U.S. Army, retired) passed the 700-mile mark on the Appalachian Trail west of Roanoke, Virginia.  Fallin is hiking the trail to raise awareness and funds for the Johnny Mac Soldiers’ Fund, which provides scholarships for the children of America’s fallen warriors.  To date, his efforts have raised $8,050.

To contribute to the nonprofit Johnny Mac Fund, visit Col. Fallin’s crowdfunding page at www.crowdrise.com/o/en/campaign/dons-appalachian-trail-hike-for-the-johnny-mac-soldiers-fund/donaldfallin.

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