Ruck for the fallen "Heart of a Hero" walk


January 28, 2021

-East Washingtonian photo by Dotty Van Vogt

On his way through Pomeroy, First Sgt. Mitch Kriebel stopped at the City Cemetery and placed a coin in remembrance of Jacob Henry Demand, a friend of his who was killed in action in Iraq in 2004. Demand lived here as a youngster before moving to Palouse. He is buried in Garfield County next to his grandfather, Henry Demand, in the Pataha Flat cemetery.

POMEROY–Founder of "Ruck for the Fallen," First Sergeant Mitch Kriebel, passed through here on part of a week-long, 150-mile walk-or ruck, in military terms-from Lewiston to Benton City, Wash., Tuesday, January 19. This ruck is to raise funds for families of first-responders, active military members or veterans who were killed in the line of duty, or those who are experiencing physical, menta...

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