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By Dena Martin

Retired vet stops in Waitsburg on his trek across the U.S.

Jimmy Novak is walking to help himself and fellow vets


April 11, 2019

Cindy Standring

Novack heads out after spending time with Ron and Cindy Standring in Waitsburg.

WAITSBURG – Ron and Cindy Standring had a special guest last week when they played host to Jimmy Novak, a retired veteran who is walking across the United States to raise awareness for PTSD and suicide prevention. Ron is American Legion Post #35 Commander and Cindy is the Legion Adjutant/Finance Officer.

Novak is walking from DuPont, Wash. to Disney Land in Orlando, Fla. He began his walk on March 23 and, by the time he landed in Waitsburg, he had covered approximately 212 miles over 13 days, with eight days of actual walking. He estimated his average distance as 25.6 miles per day.


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