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Moorhead native Chuck Johnson holds a large cross in this undated photo. Johnson, who carried the cross across the country a dozen times, died last week in South Carolina from a heart attack. Special to The Forum

Moorhead, Minn., graduate who carried cross across country found dead in hotel room

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MOORHEAD - Everyone has their crosses to bear in life, but unlike others, Charles "Chuck" Johnson must have had the saying written on his soul.


The 1980 Moorhead High School graduate crossed the country a dozen times in the last 11 years on a quest he said was given him by God.

But last week, in a hotel room in Florence, S.C., he laid his burden down for the last time, succumbing to a heart attack at age 49.

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