Veterans on the Camino is a project that provides Veterans with the means and the resources to take the ancient pilgrimage known as the Camino de Santiago. This 500 mile journey starts in southwestern France, follows the northwestern coast of Spain to Santiago de Compostella and ultimately ends at the coast. The place people once considered to be the end of the earth.
This isn’t for everybody. But there are those who stand to benefit greatly. Those Veterans who are lost, disconnected and losing hope can make this walk and find that inner peace one step at a time.
Everybody is on their own Camino. My purpose isn’t to shape your experience, rather, I will remove obstacles and offer assistance to make this possible.
If you think walking “The Way” is something that will help, or you know of a Veteran who needs change – please contact me for detailed information.
If you want to help make a difference, donations are appreciated.
Senior Chief Petty Officer Builder Bradley D. Genereux, United States Navy (retired) shared his story with Project Camino.
He spent nine months in Afghanistan with the Ghazni Provincial Reconstruction Team and was awarded a Bronze Star Medal for acts of bravery while under fire.
His book ‘A Soldier to Santiago- Finding Peace on the Warrior Path’ is an account of his deployment to Afghanistan, the good times, the bad times, and the very bad times.
When Brad retired from the military, the effects the war had on him and the ensuing downward spiral nearly ended in his own self-destruction.
Contrasting that, the book is also about the strange circumstances that called Brad to make the ancient pilgrimage on the ‘Camino de Santiago’ in Spain and the self-discovery, healing, and redemption that took place as he trekked the 500 miles to the end of the earth.