(photo at right - Possibly taken somewhere near the Linden, Virginia PO Photo courtesy of Elton Fauber) (Info from his Daughter: My Father decided to walk the trail after losing his wife of 27 years in January 1982. I remember his training as walking the Florida heat with his heavy backpacks. I also picked up this very strange looking man from the airport putting that filthy looking bum in my car at Tampa Airport as people looked on. It didnt matter though as I was just glad to have him home safe and sound.)
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