COOPERSVILLE, Mich. (WOOD) — A U.S. Marine Corps veteran in West Michigan is bringing together veterans from across the state to raise awareness about a deadly problem: post-traumatic stress disorder.
Bart Gramek and fellow veterans organized a 92-mile walk from Comstock Park to Cadillac. He says they’re doing it to change to change the alarming statistic that about 22 veterans die each day as a result of suicide.
The walk, called “No Veteran Left Behind – 92 for 22,” starts on Thursday morning and ends Sunday afternoon. The group will walk the White Pine Trail and has mapped stops along the way.
The path that veterans will walk as part of the “No Veteran Left Behind – 92 for 22” event.
Gramek has been training and planning for the event for months.