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Patriotic Captain America Walks for Vets

Posted on Wednesday, January 6, 2016 at 11:02 am

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Nick Shrum of Palmer captured this photo of Allen Mullens at the Ingles parking lot in Jasper.

Allen Mullins is an adult who dresses as super hero on a daily basis. He can be seen crossing America on foot, dressed as a Marvel Super Hero, and carrying a United States flag to raise money for veterans.

Mullins, dressed as Captain America for his latest trek that will take him to every U. S. capital, says he is raising money support the construction of a new building to be used by the local VFW and American Legion on the Warm Springs Indian Reservation, in Warm Springs, Oregon.

Walking since 2009, Mullins began his endeavors in 2009 when he left his hometown of Dalton, Georgia, on a mission to walk 5,000 miles across the U.S – a trip that took approximately one year. Next, he costumed-up to walk through each U.S. capitol. He is now revisiting all the U.S. capitols for a second time. At each stop, Mullins raises awareness and money for veterans.

Mullins told the Ozark County times in December that wearing the costume is attention grabbing.

“It’s a conversation piece. When I’m walking the highways and byways, people like patriotism, so they pull over, get out and they talk to me. They get pictures, and I give them envelopes that are already stamped and addressed to the VFW in Warm Springs, and I tell them to donate a dollar. If I can contact 500,000 people and get a dollar from each person. That’s going to get a new VFW hall.”

Mullins dedicates his time along the way to talking with homeless veterans and spending a day here and there helping them.

“I will find a good intersection, mostly somewhere like a Walmart or somewhere where people can easily pull in. They’ll talk to me, and I’ll introduce them to the homeless vets, and instead of donating to me, they donate to them,” Mulllins stated in the Ozark County Times.

One big question? Is Mullins a veteran? He says no, he is doing what he can as a citizen of the United States to help them.

To help:

To help, donate at https://www.gofundme.com/7w6budxg or make checks payable to Warm Springs VFW Post 4217 and mail to P.O. Box 872, Warm Springs, OR 97761.