One Man’s Way To Honor The Military

Brynn Grimley writes:

Last year I wrote about Patrick J. Momany of Kingston who calls himself the “Boucanier” of TaTu BBQ — a barbecue hut he has set up along Highway 104 leading into Kingston.

Momany walked 60 miles last September, leaving Poulsbo on Sept. 11 with his Fort Lewis as his final destination. The purpose of his walk was to raise awareness (and money) to support wounded troops overseas. Momany has made four trips to the Army’s Landstuhl Regional Medical Center in Germany over the past two years. While there he cooks the troops his famous barbecue, bringing a taste of home to wounded troops while they recover.

Well according to a press release Momany sent me earlier this month, he’s walking again. The release states Momany was leaving Poulsbo May 27 with a final destination set for the World War II Memorial in Olympia. His plan was to arrive in time for the American Legion ceremony slated for Monday, May 31.

That’s a total of 75 miles.

Here’s more of what the release said:

All funds raised, if any, will go directly to feeding these troops, both walking or in bed confinement. The BBQ will be held July 4th at the USO Warrior Center, which is dedicated to wounded troops, at Landstuhl Regional Medical Center, Germany. LRMC is the largest military hospital outside of the US. Almost all wounded troops from Afghanistan and Iraq go through this hospital.

This is the third year in which Mr. Momany has been supporting our wounded overseas and the particular experience which he brings to these outstanding young fighting Americans is a “taste of home” and an opportunity to relax and begin to deal with their injuries more effectively.

View pictures and videos of all Barbecues at A map route is available to view at:

So this Memorial Day as you remember those who have served our country, either in the past or those currently serving, if you feel like supporting Momany’s efforts overseas visit his website where you can donate to his cause. Everything he does, he pays for through donations or out of pocket.

To read the story I wrote about Momany’s walk and his efforts last September, click here.

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