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By Jana Mathia
Whitman County Gazette 

'Captain America' swings into Colfax on his way east


October 29, 2020

Justin Slayton

Allen Mullins stands in front of the Codger Pole, located in Colfax, equipped with signature-adorned shield and POW flag-draped rucksack.

COLFAX - Captain America was strolling through town Oct. 22, adorned with shield and a POW flag on his bag.

Under the mask wasn't Steve Rogers, it was Allen Mullins, of Dalton, Ga. Mullins was passing through on a cross-country walk to raise awareness for veterans and firefighters.

"Nice guy," said Roger Myers, of LaCrosse. "Got a great idea."

Mullins stayed with Myers during his two-night layover in LaCrosse. Myers and his wife are co-founders of W.H.E.A.T., an organization that collects items and sends them to American troops, a cause similar to Mullins'.

Mullins encourages people to d...

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