Ernie Andrus, 90, started his trek across the United states last October at the Pacific Ocean and is currently in Arizona. He says he averages 17 1/2 miles a week and sometimes is running by himself and other times with supporters. He is doing this for the LST-325, homeport in Evansville, Indiana.
LST stands for Landing Ship Tank in Navy speak. These flat-bottomed ships were designed during World War II with the purpose of landing troops, tanks and heavy equipment to enemy beaches and were particularly apparent at D-Day and the follow-up Normandy operation as well as