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Robert "The Rolling Dutchman" Van Branken pulls his electric wheelchair and travel trailer into camp at Itasca State Park Monday. Van Branken started Tuesday on his 2,000-plus mile journey south following secondary routes and byways to his destination at the Gulf of Mexico, a trip to thank veterans for their service. Pioneer Photo/Molly Miron

Wheelchair road trip to honor veterans

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On Memorial Day morning Robert "The Rolling Dutchman" Van Branken dipped the back tires of his electric wheelchair in the Headwaters of the Mississippi River at Itasca State Park.

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