In an effort to raise awareness of the dangers of veteran suicides, Marine and Michigan native, Travis Snyder, journeyed the entire circumference of Lake Michigan on foot.

His original plan was to hike the Great Lake, sleeping under the stars and fending for himself – no matter how rugged the terrain. However, supporters in Michigan, Indiana, Illinois, and Wisconsin had other plans. Civilians and fellow vets alike met him on his hikes – some joining in for a piece – and provided him with food and lodging for his entire trip.

“I didn’t rough it once,” he said. “And along the way, met some of the kindest people in the most random places.” 

Join me and Travis on this episode of the Command Post as he shares his work with Mission 22, a nonprofit organization filled with veterans helping veterans. Their mantra, United in the War Against Veteran Suicide, is a mission worth joining. If you’re looking for a way to make a tangible difference, visit their website for information on how you can help.

Connect with Travis on Facebook to see where his adventurous, Marine spirit takes him next.

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