He says every mile he places a flag honoring one fallen service member who paid the ultimate sacrifice in Afghanistan, much like he did for those who fell in Iraq.
Ehredt was presented with several Fort Campbell mementoes including a 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault) flag as well as a key to the City of Hopkinsville and trinkets from Christian County. He runs 26 miles every day and will rest Monday night in Hopkinsville before heading to Clarksville Tuesday. Ehredt will end his trip on Veteran’s Day in Galveston, Texas. This is his second run across the country. In 2010, he ran from east to west coast in honor of fallen service members who died in Iraq.