A group of airmen are giving the word brotherhood new meaning. They're walking 450 miles along Florida's beautiful Emerald Coast. The ruckers left Hurlburt Field Sunday morning to honor five fallen brothers, who were apart of the Air Force Special Operations Command.
The group is taking the scenic route along Highway 98, and they made their way through Bay County Monday.
Some know the fallen heroes personally, but others only know their names.
"Nick was one of the guys that would see everyone through, just really cared about everyone," said Norman Wilson.
The guys are walking in teams, and each team walks a 12 mile leg. They are only sleeping for a few hours, and not to forget, the men are carrying 50 pound ruck sacks.
"It is pure adrenaline, willpower, and the support," said another airman walking with Wilson.
The support from the community, from little honks to extraordinary acts of kindness, are keeping the ruckers moving forward.
They're also raising money for the Special Operations Warrior Foundation Scholarship Fund. The Fund gives children of fallen special operations personnel scholarship money to attend college.
You can follow their journey to Tampa and information and how to donate on their Facebook page.