(Photos courtesy of Virgil Clyde Kimbrell) Virgil Kimbrell with Chris and Dirty Harry.

Chris Kirkland is pictured with his cart and companion, Dirty Harry.

Local resident, Virgil Clyde Kimbrell, ran into a man named Chris Kirkland and his dog, Dirty Harry outside the Waffle House in Columbus, Mississippi. Chris, a former truck driver, and Dirty Harry left Oklahoma 15 months ago and have traveled over 1,500 miles. They are walking to Honor Vets & Encourage Fitness.  Though not a veteran, Chris wanted to do something to promote veteran’s issues. According to Kimbrell, “Chris said they average about 10 miles a day. Can you imagine pulling that cart up & down the highways and up & down the hills? They also stop and take a much needed break along the way.”  When Dirty Harry gets tired, he gets to ride in the wagon.  The trek has taken him to California, through the heartland of America, and now to the Deep South. For more information, visit Kirkland’s Facebook page: www.facebook.com/Chris-and-Dirty-Harry-Walk-for-veterans.