Alabama law enforcement came to the aid of a disabled veteran walking along the side of the road carrying an oxygen tank last week.
Gulf War veteran Gerald Baldwin told a Walker County Sheriff’s deputy he was trying to walk 100 miles from Cordova, AL, to Huntsville for a scheduled appointment with the Veterans Administration because his car was out of commission.
Baldwin told the deputy he was walking to a doctor’s appointment "For my V.A. benefits. To keep them. If I don't make it, I lose them."
Law enforcement in three more counties and good Samaritans teamed up to get Baldwin to his destination and back safely, ABC 7 reports.
The Morgan County Sheriff’s Office posted the story on Facebook.
“The (Walker County) deputy acted quickly and escorted the Gulf War Veteran to the Cullman County line where a Cullman Sheriff Deputy picked him up. The deputy then transported him to the Morgan County Line where a Morgan County Sheriff Deputy took over and met a Madison County Sheriff Office Deputy in Huntsville who finished the trip and took the man to his appointment.
"After an overnight stay, we were happy to do it all again today..... in reverse to help get the man back home."