Veteran begins statewide walk at Sassafras Mountain

By Jason Evans

Staff Reporter

PICKENS — Retired U.S. Army Sgt. 1st Class Greg Quarles is walking across South Carolina to help raise awareness for the sports opportunities available to injured veterans.

Quarles kicked off his walk Thursday morning atop Sassafras Mountain.

“We’re going 357.4 miles over 14 days, from here to Patriots Point down in in Charleston,” he said.

He’ll finish his walk on Sept. 11.

Quarles is the executive director of Arrows for Heroes and the chapter president of South Carolina Arrows for Heroes, a nonprofit that specializes in helping “injured and ill veterans overcome their

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