This is too interesting not to share. Back in the day Theodore Roosevelt had this idea that American’s where getting physically soft. He issued a directive that all of the military officers would have to complete a march of 50 miles in 20 hours. After he left office, the initiative stopped.
John F. Kennedy started the idea up again. It too went away after his death.
A group in South Carolina is staring it up again for us “regular” folks. It could be fun and the wife and I could use the training. A neat idea for everyone. Read more here.