Comments for: Marines finish 2,180-mile hike with more than $30,000 for disabled veterans

Posted July 31, 2012, at 8:18 p.m.
Last modified Aug. 01, 2012, at 12:15 a.m.

MILLINOCKET | A 2,180-mile journey ended Tuesday for two former Marine captains who walked the Appalachian Trail in its entirety, raising money along the way to help disabled veterans adapt to civilian life. Mark Silvers, 27, of Virginia and Sean Gobin, 36, of Rhode Island reached Mount Katahdin’s summit …


An earlier version of this article erroneously listed the location of the spaghetti dinner at the end of the hike. The dinner was at the American Legion Hall in Millinocket, not at the VFW hall.

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  • What a tremendous story and achievement!  Hopefully, it will also further awareness of the plight of returning veterans.

  • Anonymous

    It was the American Legion on the VFW~

  • The spaghetti dinner raised over $2,100.00 at the Donald V. Henry Post 80 of the American Legion in Millinocket, Maine. I thank all veterans for their service. The dinner took 3 days to prepare everything was homemade.

  • Anonymous

    I have one thing to say.  Thank you gentlemen.  Uraah!

  • Sectar114

    Awesome display of selflessness, strength, and fortitude!!!

  • Anonymous

    No such thing as a “former” marine. Once a marine, always a marine.   Semper Fi  Gentlemen…To Mr Silvers and Mr Gobin…heres a pat on the back for a JOB WELL DONE

  • Briney


  • Not surprised at all the Millinocket contingency pulled through! Best group of people when it comes to helping out one of their own…

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