was an American, David Kunst.
set off on June 20, 1970 from Waseca, Minnesota and completed his journey on this
the journey it is reported he wore out 21 pairs of shoes.
why he wanted to undertake the 14,500 mile hike, he told reporters:
was tired of Waseca, tired of my job, tired of a lot of little people who don't
want to think, and tired of my wife."
had started off on the journey with his brother, John. John was shot and killed
during the Afghanistan leg of the trip, by bandits in 1972. David was also shot,
he returned home to recover from his wounds.
returned to Afghanistan with another brother, Peter, to continue the journey.
Peter retired from the journey apparently because of health reasons, leaving David
to go on alone.