SC man who cut Lincoln Memorial grass to get new lawnmower, saw - wistv.com - Columbia, South Carolina

Listen to Chris Cox as he describes his actions in Washington, D.C.

SC man who cut Lincoln Memorial grass to get new lawnmower, saw

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COLUMBIA, SC (WIS) -

The South Carolina man who made national headlines during the partial government shutdown for taking care of the grounds at the National Mall and several memorials will be rewarded this week for his efforts.

The one-man "Memorial Militia" Chris Cox will return to the Lincoln Memorial on Wednesday to receive a chainsaw and other donations from around the country through the charity crowdfunding site, CrowdItForward.com and STIHL.

Images of Cox doing his work while clutching a South Carolina flag quickly made the rounds on social media in early October.

He said he was cleaning up the areas around the memorials and the National Mall in advance of the scheduled Million Vet March.

Cox was eventually asked by Park Police to stop doing the volunteer work.

The site has raised over $1,800 for Cox. Any funds over the original goal of $1,500 will be donated to The Green Beret Foundation or a charity of his choice.

Cox is a Mount Pleasant native who is currently living in Alexandria, Virginia.

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