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Accident Won't Stop Man Headed to Father's Grave by Wagon

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OZARK, Ark. (WLNS) - An Owosso veteran and his mules began a journey across the country, setting out to visit his father's grave. The trek came to a halt after his covered wagon was rear-ended by a truck in Arkansas, killing both of his mules and sending him to the hospital.

But determination is pushing Charles Peters to keep going.

"I wouldn't give this trip up for anything," Peters says. "If people ask me what it would take for me to quit, I just say I don't understand the question. I won't quit."

In the spring, the retired Navy veteran from Owosso harnessed his mules, loaded up his covered wagon and the hit the road for Oklahoma on a trip to share some very special words with his father.

"I'll go to Oklahoma to my dad's grave site. He's a World War II vet, and I'll say 'thank you for your service, pop.'"

And he won't give up on encouraging others to appreciate the words that inspired him to make the trip in the first place. "If you talk to someone that has been in the service that you know, just tell him, 'Thank you.' That's all you need to say. It really touches their heart."


suffered two broken ribs in the incident.

Peters says he's not giving up just yet and that he plans to start his trip again next spring. He


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