Gary's Open Road
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10K Miles From Home
San Diego, CA
Indie: Team 10k Miles from Home (US)
Rescue Task Force
Find your passion, identify it, and do it. Grab a hold of it like a bulldog.
curiosity, do it, future, Iraq
- Says there’s nothing more rewarding than saving a life.
- Served in the Vietnam War as a med-evac corpsman, earning medals for more than 140 combat missions.
- Founded Rescue Task Force in 1988—provides food, medical supplies, and support to victims of natural and man-made disaster.
- Has been to “very hazardous places”; dealt with swamps, bugs, snakes, scorpions; been on rescue missions to Iraq, Kosovo, El Salvador.
- Goes “because he can,” thinks everyone should want to go “take a machete and wade through the swamps.”
- Says he’s never worried about the future, he’s always curious about the future but says you can’t “lay awake at night thinking about it.”
- Big proponent of the “don’t plan; do” mentality.
- Rescue Task Force has delivered more than 60 ocean freight containers with about 1,400 tons of pharmaceuticals, medical equipment, disaster relief supplies.