ST. LOUIS, MO (KTVI) – A Navy veteran is finding a way to honor families who have lost a loved one while in combat.
Chris Ring is swimming the length of the Mississippi river and meeting those families along the way. He started in Minnesota in July and is now in St. Louis. He’ll swim 16 miles a day to finish in the Gulf of Mexico by December.
Ring is part of an organization that wants to connect gold star families across the country.