Former Capt. Greg C. Washington will be walking almost 1,800 miles across 11 states to raise awareness about veteran suicide and pay respect to his two best friends killed in combat, Army News Service reported.
During “A Walk to Honor,” Washington will start in Mound Bayou, Mississippi, at the end of April and stop in 25 cities before ending at the U.S. Military Academy in West Point in September, Suicide Prevention Month.
“The trip will include 65 days of walking and 71 on-site days. With each stop, he will participate in a series of scheduled rallies as a call to action to local, state and military communities to help end veteran suicide, he said,” Army News Service reported.
2nd Lt. Emily Perez and Capt. Scott Pace were two of Washington’s closest friends and fellow 2005 academy graduates.
Washington served seven years and was deployed twice to Iraq.
Immediate support can also be found by calling the Veterans Crisis Line at 1-800-273-8255 and pressing one. Veterans can also text 838255 or chat through the Veterans Crisis Line website anytime.