Veterans Hike for Survival – Nebraska

Veterans Hike for Survival – Nebraska

Many veterans are still suffering in silence. Reaching out for help isn’t a sign of weakness. It’s much more difficult to seek help than it is to suffer in the shadows. If you’re someone suffering please seek help.

OMAHA, Neb. (WOWT) — Veterans are doing what they can for other veterans who may be struggling with life after war. As Brian Mastre found out – vets across the country are organizing events that truly stand out to any observer.

Healing comes in many forms.

“We understand. It looks ridiculous. It’s healing,” said veteran Alex Bratt. “This hike is about the veterans.”

It starts with the short shorts – known as silkies when they were serving in the military.

“If they’re going to make us go on a battalion death run, the idea is how belligerent can we be? So let’s get the shortest and shiniest shorts we can,” said veteran Jake Fry.

For these veterans, they’re showing off what they plan to wear for the official hike in downtown Omaha next month.

“You take something like your pain and misery, but you find something totally ridiculous to bond over and make it more comical. It helps you tolerate the circumstances much better,” said veteran Rob Burks.

Source: Veterans plan hike for survival

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Joe “Ready” is an active duty Explosive Ordnance Disposal (EOD) technician with more than 20 years of service and multiple ground combat tours in Iraq and Afghanistan. He also has a bachelors degree in Emergency and Disaster Management and has been interested in prepping and preparedness for close to two decades.

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