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Australia's very own Captain Tom Moore: Meet the 101-year-old Aussie sergeant walking just under 100km to raise money to help prevent veteran suicides – and he's already smashed his target Sergeant Bert Le-Merton, 101,  is walking for Soldier On's March On challenge So far Sgt Le-Merton has pounded the pavement for an impressive 93.3km He aims to walk a grand total of 96km - the same distance as the Kokoda Track Sgt Bert Le-Merton fought in World War Two and lives in western Sydney

By Andrew Prentice For Daily Mail Australia

Published: 02:21 BST, 9 October 2020 | Updated: 07:22 BST, 9 October 2020

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An Australian veteran who fought in World War II has walked over 90km to raise money for a charity close to his heart.

Sergeant Bert Le-Merton, who is 101, has pounded the streets around his home in western Sydney on behalf of Soldier On's March On challenge, who strive to prevent veteran suicides.

So far he has walked an impressive 93.3km, and has just 3km to go to achieve his lofty goal of 96km - the same distance as the Kokoda Track.

Le-Merton aimed to raise $10,000 as his fundraising target, but has exceeded that goal comfortably, collecting just under $80,000 to date.

101-year-old Sergeant Bert Le-Merton (pictured above) has walked over 90km to raise money for Solider On, who aim to prevent veteran suicides

101-year-old Sergeant Bert Le-Merton (pictured above) has walked over 90km to raise money for Solider On, who aim to prevent veteran

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