By Maj. Joe Plenzler | Defense Video & Imagery Distribution System | Dvidshub.net | June 1, 2012
NEW ORLEANS– Four thousand miles from Kaneohe Bay, Hawaii, where he ran his first around-the-island marathon for charity, 79-year-old Tom Knoll stood astir shifting conversation left and right among a handful of supporters May 28 in the final seconds before he kicked off his latest endeavor.
The man who spent the past three decades running to raise donations for charities was at it again, this time embarking on a 1,650-mile trot from New Orleans to International Falls, Minn., on the edge of the Canadian border.
“This one here is just to show that senior citizens can do stuff too, and also to make some money for everyone” said the slender 5-foot-8 philanthropist. Read the rest of this entry »