WWII veteran running to return ship to Normandy

SUN CITY, AZ - A 90-year-old World War II veteran is set to begin a run to raise money for a cause near to his heart.

Ernie Andrus will set out from Sun City Monday morning on the first leg of his cross-country quest.

His mission is to raise money to return a recently restored tank landing ship back to Normandy, in time for the 75th anniversary of the D-Day invasion in 2019.

So why is he running coast to coast? He says it’s something he’s always enjoyed, running his first marathon when he was 87.

Andrus is running anywhere from five to eight miles a day, three days a week.

He thinks he can reach the coast in about three years.

If you want to make a donation and support Andrus you can call him at one of two phone numbers: 928-445-6613 or 928-308-5478. You can also send him an email at coast2coastruns@gmail.com . Also, check out his Facebook page .

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