25th Anniversary of Bob Wieland’s walk across America
Quarterback of Life® and Vietnam War Hero, Bob “Mr. Inspiration” Wieland, took it to the road again, coast-to-coast across America! Why, “Because it’s too soon to quit,” says Bob.
Bob Wieland is best known for his walk across America on his arms. In 1986, Bob completed a 3000-mile walk across America on his arms to pay tribute to his fallen comrade. That journey took Bob 3 years, 8 months and 6 days. Bob lost both legs in 1969 while trying to save a fallen comrade in Vietnam. On November 21, 2011, Bob celebrated 25 years since his walk across America arriving at the Vietnam Veterans Memorial Wall.
On July 4, 2011, Bob left Los Angeles on his arm-pedaled bicycle and arrived at the Vietnam Veterans Memorial Wall on November 21, 2011, to pay tribute to his fallen comrade and to all 58,272 veterans who lost their lives in Vietnam. Bob then continued his arm-pedaled bicycle journey back to Los Angeles, CA to his final destination. Bob’s journey was featured inThe New York Times on November 5, 2011.