Area College Students to Ruck March 140 Miles in Support of Veterans with PTSD | Seehafer News
Four students from UW Green Bay and St. Norbert College will be marching their way along Lake Michigan starting on Sunday as they aim to raise awareness for veterans suffering from PTSD.PTSD, or Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder, affects many veterans who return from a tour overseas, whether they saw combat or not. We spoke with Lydia Myszka who is helping Samuel Skiff, Andrew Lopez, Nickolas Hanke, and Alex Kaufman organize the 6th Annual For Them Ruck March.“It is partnered through the organization 4th Hooah, which works with suicide awareness for Wisconsin Veterans,” she explained. “The 4th Hooah does a 20-mile ruck and a 2 mile one in the fall…” but his is their big fundraising and awareness event of the year. The team will be stepping off on Sunday, at a very iconic location in Green Bay. “We do start at the Veterans Memorial at Lambeau Field,” Myszka explained. “And we end at the Veterans Park Memorial in Milwaukee.” The group will be making stops along the way, one of which will be in Manitowoc. Myszka said they plan on coming into the Clipper City Tuesday evening (June 29th) and will spend the night before pushing off again Wednesday morning. We are arranging a time to meet the group Wednesday morning so we can speak with the participants in person.If you wish to track the group you can do so by liking the Facebook page, For Them – 140 Mile Ruck. You can also make a donation to the 4th Hooah by going to HooahInc.org.