Even as a veteran, this is the first time I’ve heard of this. I am so much into politics these days and trying to coordinate things, I am ashamed to have missed this, but I am glad my brothers and sisters are doing the right thing.
This selfless act is both amazing and sad at the same time. I am glad there are people out there trying to raise awareness. On the other hand, I am very sad and a little angry as to why there is not more help for our veterans. These men and woman gave up so much for this country.
Kyle, Devin, and Dave are awesome veterans and I salute them.
Veterans, Kyle Retzlaff, Devin Bertrand and Dave Bystry walked 22 miles through the Quad Cities Sunday, all to show support and bring awareness to veteran suicide.
Retzlaff says he got the idea for the walk from a friend and brought it to the Quad Cities.
He says studies show 22 veterans take their own lives every day because they are not getting the help they need.
“You get in that hole and it’s very dark and you keep digging, you keep digging, it gets darker and darker and darker, and it’s like how do I get out of this?” Retzlaff said.
The goal of the three on Sunday, was to bring light to that dark situation.
“It’s saddening I guess, it’s kind of hard to talk about,” Bertrand said.
They started on foot in Milan, and marched on for their cause through the heat, wind and rain.
A GoFundMe page is set up to raise money for the Combat Veterans Motorcycle Association to go to veterans in need.