(News/Talk 1480 WHBC) – A 71-year-old veteran from Massachusetts was approaching the Canton area Wednesday morning, walking along Route 62 on a seven-month “hike” to California.

He’s raising money for Disabled American Veterans.

William Shuttleworth says he was a walker and runner, so this seemed like a good activity to raise awareness of veterans’ issues.

Some of the money being raised will offset a minimum of expenses.

For example, he’s camping out at night.