Local Veteran Walks 22 Miles For Suicide Awareness
An estimated twenty-two veterans die by suicide everyday and Lieutenant Commander Kyle Retzlaff understands their struggles on a first-hand basis.
The United States Coast Guard veteran saw combat in the Iraqi War while he served from 2010-2011. He's dealt with PTSD and depression just like many other soldiers coming home.
To raise awareness and to combat veteran suicide, Kyle will be walking 22 miles while carrying a 50-pound pack. The proceeds raised from his walk will benefit the Quad Cities - Out of the Darkness Walk.
Kyle's walk happens this Sunday, October 7th at the Milan Service Station Bar and Grill - 432 1st Ave West, Milan. He'll get underway at 6 A.M. and is expected to finish up at the Service Station around 4 P.M. Feel free to join Kyle in his walk at the beginning, middle, or end.
If you see him, honk and wave or stop him and donate some money. You can also donate online through the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention.
For more information, check out the event page on Facebook.