MILLINOCKET, Maine (NEWS CENTER)-- It was a pact made in Afghanistan that took two Marine Captains over two-thousand miles across the Appalachian Mountains.
The goal, to raise money and awareness for adaptive vechicles for disabled veterans.
Mark Silvers, 26, said he and Sean Gobin wanted to help, "They're going to have problems for the rest of their lives. It doesn't matter what is done for them, they will always have issues they will always have a reminder of the injuries they sustained."
For the past four and a half months the two Marines have held fundraisers, met other veterans and even judged talent shows. Their hard work has paid off and raised over $32,000.
"We didn't really have any specific expectations our goal was just to raise as much as possible, " said Gobin.
The trip has had its fair share of hurdles. The first month Sean battled injuries. This past month Mark spent five days in the hospital for illness. But giving up was never an option.
"Thinking about the guys out there that don't have legs. So it would be a lot more difficult for them than it would be for me just because i'm tired or it's cold outside and I don't feel like . So getting out of my sleeping bag," said Silvers.
"Failure was not an option. We are going to get up and we are going to do it no matter what," added Gobin.
The Marines will end their hike tomorrow night with a spaghetti dinner at the American Legion Post 80. All are welcome.
All proceeds go to the Warrior Hike Foundation. The duo are looking for their first recipient of their grant.
If you would like to donate to the Warrior Foundation you can do so on their website and follow them on Facebook.