Veteran walks across the country, stops in Grand Valley

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GRAND JUNCTION, Colo. (KKCO/KJCT)-- A man traveling across the country to raise awareness for veterans stopped in the Grand Valley, but he got here on foot.

71-year-old William Shuttleworth is from Massachusetts and he says he started his journey at his own front door back in May.

He's on a 3,000-mile journey to raise money and advocate for veterans as he walks across America.

He says he is doing this for awareness on veteran suicide, homelessness and healthcare.

"I told my wife, I said since I walk 20 miles a day, why not walk across this country in a straight line to galvanize this great American spirit, to see if we can't ignite that spirit again to do something for veterans. And that's exactly what I've been doing," Shuttleworth said.

He also wants to urge people to elect vets in congress and is trying to raise $100,000 to donate to Disabled American Veterans.

If you’d like to donate to his cause, go here:

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