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Rucking for awareness

Group marches 26 miles for PTSD

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POSTED: April 2, 2014 7:00 a.m.
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A group of soldiers and civilians who marched Saturday from downtown Savannah to Richmond Hill carrying 35-pound rucksacks enter the home stretch as they approach Flashback on Highway 17. The group made the hike to promote awareness for post traumatic stress disorder.

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If you think carrying a 35-pound rucksack on a 26-mile hike is a piece of cake, Tom Nash wants a word with you.
“It breaks your body down,” Nash said.
Nash should know. He was one of 12 who walked Saturday with a heavy rucksack from River Street in Savannah to Richmond Hill to raise money and awareness for military veterans and their families who suffer from post traumatic stress disorder (PTSD).
Nash said the walkers, three of whom were active-duty soldiers from Fort Stewart and Hunter Army Airfield, carry the rucksacks to better understand the physical pain and mental anguish veterans feel after serving in difficult and often life-threatening conditions.
The group ended their daylong, 26-mile trek at Flashback, a bar on Ford Avenue.
Nash and the others are members of a group called “Carry the Fallen.”

Read full story in April 2 issue of the Bryan County News. 

 

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