Retired veteran walking across America for a great cause

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EVANSVILLE, Ind. (WEHT) – You may have seen a man in bright orange pushing a cart on highway 62 in Mt. Vernon or even in Evansville today. 

This is not just any man, he is an American hero who fought for our country and his name is Staff Sergent Vann Booth. He is a retired 20-year veteran who made it through 2 tours in Iraq. 

Staff Sergent Booth is walking across America from coast to coast in an effort to bring awareness to PTSD. 

Each day, 22 veterans commit suicide because of PTSD and Booth, who suffers from it himself, says that is unacceptable. 

His journey started in Orange County, California and will end 3,000 miles later in Myrtle Beach, South Carolina. 

We have the full story in the video player above.

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(This story was originally published on October 16, 2019)

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