Prince George man completes 119-mile hike to raise money for foundation

Updated: Apr. 19, 2017 at 11:21 AM EDT
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PRINCE GEORGE, VA (WWBT) - A Prince George man has completed his 119-mile, hiking part of the Appalachian Trail to raise money for wounded and fallen Green Berets and their families.

It took Johnny Mullen nine days to make his way from Springer Mountain, Georgia, to Wayha, North Carolina.

Mullen is taking part in a relay to raise $100,000 for the Green Beret Foundation. The organization helps wounded and fallen Green Berets and their families. Mullen said he handed off his regimental flag to the group of hikers, tackling the next stretch of the trail. The entire hike is expected to wrap up in August.

Mullen himself was in Special Forces and spent two years in Vietnam.

Although the trip was physically and mentally demanding, Mullen said the hike was his way of honor his Special Forces brothers.

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