Saturday, August 15, 2015

SFC Robert Tipton AT Memorial Hike Day

SFC Robert Tipton AT Memorial Hike Day


On 22 July 2015, fellow combat veteran and Post War Hike follower SFC Robert Tipton succumbed to suicide. SFC Tipton was an AGR Non-commissioned Officer serving as the Motor Sergeant in the 396th Engineering Company, Ashland, KY and had deployed to Iraq during both Desert Storm and Operation Iraqi Freedom.  SFC Tipton was 45 years old at the time of his death and had just recently graduated from the E8 leadership course and was looking forward to continuing his career in the Army.  Like many combat veterans SFC Tipton had his battles with PTS and unfortunately eventually succumbed to his deamons.

On 22 August 2015, Mom and I will spend the day hiking in SFC Tipton's honor.  I would like to invite any and all to join us in person or by proxy in hiking to honor SFC Tipton.  Like many of we combat veterans, SFC Tipton had found some peace in hiking in the outdoors and was considering thru-huking the AT.  We should be in northern New York by 22 August and will post more specifics as we get closer for those who would like to join Mom and I on trail.  If you are unable to join us on our hike, please host your own hike  in SFC Tipton's honor and post in a comment below where you will be hiking so others may join you.

Here is my cell phone #, 404-234-6513.  Please feel free to call or text to let us know if you will be joining us on trail.

Happy Trails!!

Hendo & Hendo's Mom


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