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Mighty Blue on the Appalachian Trail:

The Ultimate Mid-Life Crisis

Sep 7, 2023

In our last episode before the 9/11 Anniversary, Earl “Chico” Porter shares his inspirational story, and mission, to help veterans contemplating suicide. Part of this was to take on a winter SOBO hike of the Appalachian Trail, starting on the 20th Anniversary in 2021. You’ll hear how Earl fared, as well as his deeper message, which will resonate with most of us.

Earl has supplied me with several links, including his Blog:

He was also on the Hazardground Podcast and others at:

Hazardground Podcast Ep. 292 - Earl Porter (U.S. Army / Something Outta Nothing) - Youtube

Veteran Trash Talk - Trash Talk Hour Episode 93

A Conversation With Greg C. Washington and Lou Koon

Finally, a couple of articles about Earl and his mission:

Law student parlays difficult beginnings into success in Army and academics (

Alumnus shines light on veteran suicide (

Our Class of 2023 is coming to a conclusion for two of our members, with Mary Marks and Mark Carpenter just days away from Katahdin, while Jessica Lang-Wright and Joanne Flagg continue their quest into the Autumn.

We were also lucky to hear from Doctor Lynne this week, who answered one of Mary Marks’s questions on Trench Foot. If you’d like to read more about it and, indeed, other items Lynne has covered in the past, click on this link to gain access to everything.

As a by the by, Lynne refers to Forest Gump and Lieutenant Dan on this very subject. Here’s the clip.

If you'd like to find out more about "Then The Hail Came," check out George's website at . You can also find George's book on Amazon at this link.

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