Waynesboro vet’s nonprofit earns grant to help fellow warriors

The News Virginian August 25, 2018 www.dailyprogress.com/newsvirginian/news/local/waynesboro-vet-s-nonprofit-earns-grant-to-help-fellow-warriors/article_8a70cf9a-a8b7-11e8-bbda-03895679dd17.html By REBECCA J. BARNABI rbarnabi@newsvirginian.com | (540) 932-3568 WAYNESBORO — Capt. Sean Gobin was in the U.S. Marines until 2012. After two deployments to Iraq and one to Afghanistan, Gobin said he hiked all 2,185 miles of the Appalachian Trail to get the troubling experiences he had on the battlefield out of his system. “And it ended up being an incredibly therapeutic and cathartic experience,” Gobin, who lives in Waynesboro, said. The following year, Gobin founded Warrior Expeditions, a nonprofit with a mission to get struggling war veterans in touch with the great outdoors. Now Gobin's nonprofit organization has received a $20,000 grant from the Disabled Veterans National Foundation. According to Gobin, combat veteran Earl Shaffer told a friend in 1948 he was going to “walk off the war,” and four months later