Po­lice as­sist vet­er­ans with me­mo­rial walk

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CENTREVILLE — From Satur­day, Oct. 29, to Mon­day, Oct. 31, Mar yland State Po­lice Centreville along with al­lied agen­cies from Queen Anne’s, Kent and Ce­cil coun­ties as­sisted a group of mil­i­tary war vet­er­ans in a walk from the Bay Bridge to the MD/DE line on Route 301. Their ul­ti­mate des­ti­na­tion was the New Cas­tle County Po­lice Depart­ment head­quar­ters in New Cas­tle, Del., ar­riv­ing Tues­day, Nov. 1.

Lead­ing this group was Nick Hurst, who is a po­lice of­fi­cer from the New Cas­tle County Po­lice Depart­ment. Hurst is also a United States Marine Corps war vet­eran.

The walk is ti­tled, “2/6 Marines Me­mo­rial March,” be­cause this is the unit in which Hurst served from De­cem­ber 2004-De­cem­ber 2008. Dur­ing that time frame Hurst’s unit was de­ployed twice to Fal­lu­jah, Iraq. He cre­ated this Me­mo­rial March to honor the men he lost in com­bat and those from his unit who took their own lives be­cause of post trau­matic stress disor­der.

The walk be­gan on Oct. 27 at Hurst’s room­mate’s grave­stone in the Arlington Na­tional Ceme­tery and ended at the New Cas­tle County Po­lice Head­quar­ters on Nov. 1.

Hurst is rais­ing money for the Sem­per Fi Fund.

At the end of the Mar yland stretch of the Walk, Mary­land State Po­lice Lieu­tenant (Ret) Kevin Wood treated the group to lunch at his Chick-fil-A restau­rant in Mid­dle­town, Del.

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Re­tired Mary­land State Po­lice Lt. Kevin Wood treated the group of vet­er­ans on the 2/6 Marines Me­mo­rial Walk to lunch at the Mid­dle­town Chick-fil-A.

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