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Cross-country traveler goes back home to Arizona
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Charlie Goodloe, 83, finished a more-than-two-year walk across America for the homeless Friday in Liberty County. He started in Oregon and ended at Fort Morris Historic Site. He headed home Monday evening after the community raised money to buy him a train ticket back to Arizona. - photo by Photo by Dan Scott

Charlie Goodloe, the 83-year-old man who finished his more-than-two-year walk across America at Fort Morris Historic Site on Friday, was able to get home.

Segar, Southeast Georgia Radio, reported on its Facebook page that the community came through and raised enough money to purchase an Amtrak ticket for Goodloe to get back to Arizona.

The Econo Lodge and its restaurant, JJ’s Bar & Grill, at Gen. Stewart Way and East Oglethorpe Highway in Hinesville, allowed Goodloe to stay for free all weekend and provided him food. The Liberty County Homeless Coalition and Deacon Chad Chafee from St. Philip’s Episcopal Church in Hinesville came up with the remaining funds for Goodloe’s train ticket.

He left the Savannah station at 7:30 p.m. Monday.

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