In what has been likened to a classical "hero's journey," Chris Turley - a decorated wounded veteran of Afghanistan and member of the Osage Nation - arrived at Sacred Stone camp after a prayerful, two-week, 800-mile trek on foot from Oklahoma. One of the first of over 2,000 vets coming this weekend and a self-described "warrior of this country" raising funds for both vets' programs and Standing Rock, comrades say Turley exemplifies "the highly contagious emotion we call courage."
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