John Kunst

John Kunst - Walked Half Way Round the World

John was born in Caledonia, Minnesota, on January 11, 1947. He graduated from the University of Minnesota on June 15, 1970, and began walking round the world with his brother Dave just 5 days later. John was killed by bandits in Afghanistan on October 21, 1972.

Quotes by John

What John said to an American reporter in 1970, "There are many reasons why I'm on this walk but the search is the most important."

What John said to his brother Dave during the walk, "I love this walk and if I die walking round the world you tell Mom and Dad that I died happy."

Two days before John was shot to death by bandits in Afghanistan he wrote, "We've learned to appreciate the USA more than we ever did before. It has nothing to do with being homesick. It's just that the stark reality of life in these countries makes you realize how lucky Americans really are."