Captain America's cross-country mission: help homeless vets

By Bob Hallmark - bio | email
Posted by Elizabeth Thomas – email

GILMER, TX (KLTV) – Captain America is in East Texas. We were the first to bring you the story last night at ten. We wanted to talk to him about his mission walking to all fifty state capitols so people would remember homeless veterans all over the country, and try to give them a helping hand.

We went to Gilmer to try to track down the masked man, which turned out to be tougher than we thought.

We have a viewer picture, so he had to be here somewhere. How hard can it be to find a superhero dressed in blue in a small town? He was in Wal-Mart last night, so let's start there. And, there he is! No, that's some blond guy with a blue shirt. Maybe Downtown? Yes! No, that's some woman with a blue shirt.

I gave my cell phone number to everyone I met.

Someone told me he was spotted at the Library.

Brandy DeCuir, who works there said,"Captain America walked in. He wanted some copies, then he got on the internet, checked his email, then he left."

"No way," I said.

That's it, that's all I saw of him." Brandy Replied.

Then, I got a tip from the cops. He was at the courthouse. And, yes there he was. He was using his secret identity, obviously. But now in costume he admitted he was…

"A government experiment gone bad," He said.

Actually, he's Allen Mullins from Georgia. He started walking in 2009 dressed as a marine. When it ended in Atlanta he saw

"Superman three. Where he sits on the White House and he told the President, truth justice and the American way," Mullins stated.

So his second walk was as Superman. His third, the Capitol walk, takes him to all fifty states to remind folks to help out a homeless vet.

"They fight for us, then they get the least treatment possible and that's not right," He pointed out.

As Superman he's been to

"Atlanta, to Lexington Kentucky to Louisville Kentucky to Metropolis Illinois, New Albany Indiana, Sikeston Missouri, Springfield to St Louis, Downtown Pittsburgh upstate Manhattan," He said.

"They must have loved you in Metropolis," I said.

"Actually in Metropolis I was dressed as Batman," he replied.

His goal in 100 thousand miles.

"I've had soldiers pull over and tell me they haven't walked that dang much." He said.

His message is simple.

"You know you've got to forgive each other you've got to love one another. If you don't you're going to be a miserable person in life. You're going to be a self-centered…..person." He said.

And now that he has delivered his message to Gilmer…

"Where is that sandwich shop? Oh, there it is. It's right across the street," The Captain said.

Hey, even a super soldier gets hungry.

Mullins heads to Tyler in the morning, then on to Austin. He still has over twenty states to go. He'd like to see the Government initiate a housing and job program to get the vets back on their feet.

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