Walker Burttschell, a discharged Marine, is walking from Norfolk, Virginia, to Washington D.C. to raise awareness about the importance of repealing Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell. I was moved to hear about this simple act–one person, walking 200 miles and talking to strangers about his cause–gaining traction. Burttschell is a great example of acting rather than ranting (one of my own faults).
What’s been the response from those who encounter the former Marine?
I’ve generally received three types of responses: “That’s insane!”, “They still do that?” and “How do I get ahold of Senator Webb?”
Congress may vote on a compromise to repeal DADT by the end of the week. Stay tuned.