Day 58

Highway Companion

May 23rd, 2010

David, a Vietnam vet, has done about 150 "peace walks" since late 2002, carrying his sign three and a half miles along this rural stretch of US 14. We walked side by side for a while, chatting. A bunch of people waved to David or honked in support, but he said people used to throw things at him when he first started.

He is also the editor of the local paper and a painter (both canvas and mural).


  1. Jason Eppink says:

    Wow, I really like his artwork!

  2. Rebecca says:

    WOW! your story is amazing along with his. I think its great what people are willing to do when they believe in!

  3. Doug Gray says:

    Geez-people throw things at a Veteran again? I had hoped we had gotten over the Vietnam thing of hating our veterans. That really sucks-Matt did you get a way to contact him? As a Veteran myself I would love to help out his cause.

  4. Peacenik in Oregon says:

    Corvallis Oregon has a daily peace vigil – every day since our government invaded Afghanistan in 2001. Go David! I am also a veteran for peace, and there is a lot less abuse coming our way than in the earlier years.

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