Marine veteran crawls the last stretch to honor his fallen friends

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BOSTON, Mass. (KLFY) – (4/17/19) His name is Micah Herndon, and he is a Marine veteran who told himself he would do anything to finish the race.

The vet from Ohio says his legs locked near mile 22.

Herndon, who served in Afghanistan, fell to the ground.

When others might have given up and waited for medical assistance, Herndon started crawling. 

He says he wasn’t in the race for himself, he was doing it to honor three Marine comrades who died in a bombing attack overseas.

He has their names tattooed on his hand, and they gave him strength during the marathon.

“I say their last names out loud while I’m listening to my music,” Herndon told CBS Boston. “I just repeat: ‘Ballard, Hamer, Juarez. Ballard, Hamer, Juarez.'”

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