Ernie Andrus is running cross-country to raise money in order to put the LST 325, the ship he served on during his time in the Navy, back in Normandy for D-Day. The LST 325 is the only LST ship left (out of 1,051 made) that has been fully restored and still operational. Plans were initially made for a D-day memorial service in 2014 for the ship, but was canceled because of shortage of finances. He hopes to raise enough money in time for a D-day memorial in 2019.
If you're interested in joining or even sponsoring Ernie in the coast to coast run or just want some more information, contact him at 928-445-6613 or by email at email@example.com