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By Beka Compton
The Times 

Ruck for the Fallen visits Waitsburg

First Sergeant Mitch Kriebel finished his 150-mile journey on Sunday


January 28, 2021

Beka Compton

Mrs. Payne's Second Grade class cheered First Sergeant Mitch Kriebel along during his long ruck across eastern Washington.

WAITSBURG-United States Army First Sergeant Mitch Kriebel walked 150 miles last week, with a weighted rucksack on his back.

Kriebel is the founder of Ruck for the Fallen, a non-profit organization that raises money to support families of fallen first responders and military personnel. The organization also helps veterans face mental, physical, and emotional health challenges by inviting them to participate in 'ruck challenges and races' sponsored by military units and donations.

For the journey, Kriebel carried different flags: An American flag, a Thin Blue Line Flag in recognition of fa...

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