Veteran's and service dog's cross-country walk casts light on PTSD

Navy veteran Joe Copeland hopes to inspire others with his long journey.
2:02 | 05/09/17

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This is actually. The good spot on the road. A lot of times I don't even have this much shoulder. Joseph Copeland is 49 days into his cross country journey but twenty twos the more important number two is an eighty CD veteran. Twenty to use it daily number of veterans taking their own lives due to PT SD when Copeland started planning his walk. Their shoulders dropped into M and noon. Kirby. Everything that they've been trained on how to handle situations where violence in hand. And military training doesn't apply anymore. Copeland who served in combat zones in Iraq and Kuwait. Continues to battle PT SD from a purse. Only is it means nightmares I have a lot of my marriage. Still does today and am now for offensive now. Now the Texas native is spending his days walking on averaged ten miles a day. But this service dog Molly. She's amazing her breed is blue lacing and she's the official blog of Texas and communicating with family members when he can. Hey dad. I'm doing a news interview right now gonna call you back. Copeland showed us his solar panels that Keller his phone and despite GPS along with a few others angels or his trek across the nation range it. The toilet feed here. This is my trunk. The veteran state campgrounds and hotels that night and depends on donations or food and lodging he's dealt with heat and heavy rain but the hardest part of his journey. Without a doubt being away from my family. I've got two kids thirteen year old and a ten year old boy oh boy. Copeland says his family supported this trip to save lives. Helped keep him going. Bike and inspire one. One soldier sailor or marine. To choose life because of what I'm doing. It's worth it.

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