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Veteran completes memorial trek for fallen brothers

A veteran walked 80 miles to honor his fallen brothers. (Source: WALB) A veteran walked 80 miles to honor his fallen brothers. (Source: WALB)
Flynn Von Roretz began his hike from Butler, Georgia Wednesday morning. (Source: WALB) Flynn Von Roretz began his hike from Butler, Georgia Wednesday morning. (Source: WALB)
And finished the 80 mile trek to Albany Thursday night. (Source: WALB) And finished the 80 mile trek to Albany Thursday night. (Source: WALB)
Flynn Von Roretz (Source: WALB) Flynn Von Roretz (Source: WALB)
ALBANY, GA (WALB) -

A US Marine veteran walked 80 miles to honor his fallen brothers. 

Flynn Von Roretz began his hike from Butler, Georgia Wednesday morning and finished the 80 mile trek to Albany Thursday night.

He served in Afghanistan with Lance Corporal Steve Sutton of Leesburg. Sutton was killed on Memorial Day weekend in 2012.

"He was a mortarman in Charlie Company with us in 2012," explained Von Roretz. "He's the only marine that I knew that could carry the entire mortar system by itself, with rounds. I know he played football. He did a lot of great things."

Around 10:30 p.m. Thursday night, Von Roretz reached Sutton's grave in Crown Hill Cemetery where he was greeted by Sutton's father.

"It's definitely hard. I got some blisters so I mean it could be worse," said Von Roretz. "I think I might of been in worse situations before, but it's worth it."

Von Roretz said that he plans to make this an annual tradition, and he hopes to get more people involved. 

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