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US95-year-old WWII vet will run across the U.S. for a second time

03:10  16 march  2019
03:10  16 march  2019 Source:   cbsnews.com

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Ernie Andrus is 93 years old and just finished a three-year run across the country. His run from the Pacific to the Atlantic was to raise awareness about an unsung hero of the war . Steve Hartman met Ernie several times On the Road, and was there when he finished his journey.

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Saint Simons Island, Ga. — No one wants to feel like old news, like their glory days are gone. But Ernie Andrus says that's exactly how he felt in the months after his celebrated, record-breaking run.

Back in 2016, then 93-year-old Ernie became the oldest person ever to run across America -- from San Diego, California, all the way to Saint Simons Island, Georgia. A huge crowd joined him at the end, as the World War II sailor stormed the beach to fervent chants and flying colors. It was pure joy.

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Andrus obviously loves running , but the World War II veteran says there' s another, much greater purpose here."You want people to know what the war was all about, and what it took to win The U . S . built more than a thousand LSTs during the war, but today only one remains in its original configuration.

Ninety -three- year - old Navy veteran Ernie Andrus has just finished a three-year run across the country. His run from the Pacific to the Atlantic was to raise awareness about an unsung hero of the war . Steve Hartman met Ernie several times and Sunday Morning was there when he finished his

That all happened about two and half years ago. Today, Ernie still runs for exercise and still dreams of the glory.

"I was running three days a week, but it's the same old thing. And I just got a little bored," he said.

He recently got so restless, he decided to do something remarkable. On Saturday, at the age of 95, Ernie will return to the Georgia beach where his run ended -- to start a new run back across the country.

His last run took three years. He expects this one to take a little longer and hopes to reach San Diego sometime after his 100th birthday. The man is nothing if not an optimist.

"I've got all the runs planned clear up to 2025," he said.

Just like last time, Ernie is dedicating his run to the LST. That's the same kind of ship Ernie served on in the war. There's one left, and it's open for tours in Evansville, Indiana. He's running to raise money and awareness.

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A 93- year - old World War II veteran finished jogging across the U . S . on Saturday, an endeavor he began in California nearly three years ago. 93- Year - Old WWII Vet Finishes Three-Year Run Across Country.

"A ship's like a person, you know, we call it the grey lady," Ernie said. "It's part of my soul."

He's honoring his naval past by steaming toward the Pacific. In his wake, Ernie will leave behind all the proof you need that you can sail into the sunset without ever surrendering.

Learn more about Ernie's journey across America.

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