Holmdel vet at Vietnam Memorial

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Mike Dowens, a Navy veteran, readies gear for a three day walk from the New Jersey Vietnam Veterans Memorial in Holmdel to the Vietnam Veterans Memorial in Washington, D.C. on June 2.REBECCA NOWALSKI
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Mike Dowens’ wife, Christine, and son, Greyson, 2, during the ceremony that kicked off the Navy veteran’s three day walk from the New Jersey Vietnam Veterans Memorial in Holmdel to the Vietnam Veterans Memorial in Washington, D.C. on June 2.REBECCA NOWALSKI
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Mike Dowens, a Navy veteran, officially kicks off a three day walk from the New Jersey Vietnam Veterans Memorial in Holmdel to the Vietnam Veterans Memorial in Washington, D.C. on June 2. Dowens shows the crowd the back of a framed flag that is now filled with the signatures of walk supporters.REBECCA NOWALSKI
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Jordan Gilbert, 15, from Holmdel, sings the National Anthem at the kickoff of Navy veteran Mike Dowens’ three day walk from the New Jersey Vietnam Veterans Memorial in Holmdel to the Vietnam Veterans Memorial in Washington, D.C. on June 2.REBECCA NOWALSKI
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Mike Dowens, a Navy veteran, prepares himself for the start of a three day walk from the New Jersey Vietnam Veterans Memorial in Holmdel to the Vietnam Veterans Memorial in Washington, D.C. on June 2.REBECCA NOWALSKI
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Along with two friends, Mike Dowens, a Navy veteran, officially kicks off a three day walk from the New Jersey Vietnam Veterans Memorial in Holmdel to the Vietnam Veterans Memorial in Washington, D.C. on June 2.REBECCA NOWALSKI
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Mike Dowens, a Navy veteran, says a few brief words of gratitude to the crowd that came out in support of his three day walk from the New Jersey Vietnam Veterans Memorial in Holmdel to the Vietnam Veterans Memorial in Washington, D.C. on June 2.REBECCA NOWALSKI
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Supporters during the ceremony that kicked off Navy veteran Mike Dowens’ three day walk from the New Jersey Vietnam Veterans Memorial in Holmdel to the Vietnam Veterans Memorial in Washington, D.C. on June 2.REBECCA NOWALSKI
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Mike Dowens, a Navy veteran, readies gear for a three day walk from the New Jersey Vietnam Veterans Memorial in Holmdel to the Vietnam Veterans Memorial in Washington, D.C. on June 2.REBECCA NOWALSKI
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Mike Dowens’ wife, Christine, and son, Greyson, 2, during the ceremony that kicked off the Navy veteran’s three day walk from the New Jersey Vietnam Veterans Memorial in Holmdel to the Vietnam Veterans Memorial in Washington, D.C. on June 2.REBECCA NOWALSKI
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Mike Dowens, a Navy veteran, officially kicks off a three day walk from the New Jersey Vietnam Veterans Memorial in Holmdel to the Vietnam Veterans Memorial in Washington, D.C. on June 2. Dowens shows the crowd the back of a framed flag that is now filled with the signatures of walk supporters.REBECCA NOWALSKI
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Jordan Gilbert, 15, from Holmdel, sings the National Anthem at the kickoff of Navy veteran Mike Dowens’ three day walk from the New Jersey Vietnam Veterans Memorial in Holmdel to the Vietnam Veterans Memorial in Washington, D.C. on June 2.REBECCA NOWALSKI
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Mike Dowens, a Navy veteran, prepares himself for the start of a three day walk from the New Jersey Vietnam Veterans Memorial in Holmdel to the Vietnam Veterans Memorial in Washington, D.C. on June 2.REBECCA NOWALSKI
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Along with two friends, Mike Dowens, a Navy veteran, officially kicks off a three day walk from the New Jersey Vietnam Veterans Memorial in Holmdel to the Vietnam Veterans Memorial in Washington, D.C. on June 2.REBECCA NOWALSKI
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Mike Dowens, a Navy veteran, says a few brief words of gratitude to the crowd that came out in support of his three day walk from the New Jersey Vietnam Veterans Memorial in Holmdel to the Vietnam Veterans Memorial in Washington, D.C. on June 2.REBECCA NOWALSKI
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Supporters during the ceremony that kicked off Navy veteran Mike Dowens’ three day walk from the New Jersey Vietnam Veterans Memorial in Holmdel to the Vietnam Veterans Memorial in Washington, D.C. on June 2.REBECCA NOWALSKI