‘Ruck March’ delivers half ton of food

Camp Shelby soldiers had an extra reason to march Friday morning
Camp Shelby soldiers had an extra reason to march Friday morning
Published: Nov. 18, 2022 at 6:36 PM CST
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LAMAR COUNTY, Miss. (WDAM) - Nearly one hundred soldiers from Camp Shelby made special holiday donations Friday morning to the Edwards Street Fellowship Center.

The soldiers, who are members of the 177th Armored Brigade, took part in an annual benefit ruck march on the Longleaf Trace.

Each one carried a ruck sack full of donated food from the Jackson Road station to the Clyde Depot.

They then donated the food to a waiting truck from the Edwards Street Fellowship Center and marched back to Jackson Road.

It was the sixth annual benefit march for the brigade.

“This is all donations from the families and soldiers of the brigade,” said Col. Josh Davis, commander of the 177th Armored Brigade. “They put it in their packs and then they volunteer to walk down here and deliver down here to help our community.”

“This is perfect timing,” said Ann McCullen, executive director of the Edwards Street Fellowship Center. “Our shelves were looking a little bit slimmer and so, we’re really glad to get this food, this is great.”

The members of the 177th donated 1,172 pounds of food.

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