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His classmates can't top this

July 25, 2013 - Steve Murch
Remember when you were in school and you had to either write an essay or stand up in front of class and tell everyone what you did on your summer vacation? Well Luke Wiltse of Oscoda should be able to top all of his classmates with his tales.

In case you missed it, Wiltse, 17, spent more than a month riding a bicycle from Washington state back to his home in Oscoda to raise money for the Wounded Warrior Project. He started the 2,700-plus mile journey on June 18 and arrived back home on Wednesday.

The Tawas Area High School student did it to honor his uncle, who was wounded while in the military.

The Wounded Warrior Project's purpose is: To raise awareness and enlist the public's aid for the needs of injured service members. To help injured service members aid and assist each other. To provide unique, direct programs and services to meet the needs of injured service members.

I don't know about you, but when I was 17 years old I wouldn't have been able to pull off something like that. I am constantly amazed at how much our young people are able to accomplish. Whatever the reasons, anyone who is worried about our future shouldn't be with people like Luke Wiltse around.


Article Comments



Jul-28-13 9:37 AM

Good thing Luke didn't have a hankerin for skittles while wearing a hoodie. With Florida law and people like George Zimmerman around everyone should worry about the future.


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