Two men start 2,000 mile walk to support veterans


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Two men start 2,000 mile walk to support veterans

By Shannon Sims. CREATED Aug 29, 2013 - UPDATED: Aug 29, 2013

MILWAUKEE- Friday, Anthony Anderson will set out on a trek of a lifetime. Anderson and Tom Voss plan to walk from Milwaukee to Los Angles to bring awareness to an issue many veterans face: posttraumatic stress disorder.

"The voices of vets have to be heard and it has to be heard from vets," Anderson says.

Anderson served two tours in Iraq. He knows too well how it feels to return home from war and feel all alone.

"I also had a lot of emotional numbing so i could not really feel a lot," said Anderson. "I am still trying to get through some of that stuff eight years after I came home the first time."

The pair also hopes to raise $100,000 for Dryhootch.org.

The more than 2000-mile trip takes a lot of packing and planning.

"Wisconsin, Iowa, by the time I get to Nebraska it will probably start getting a little chilly. I will get something sent to me and we will move slowly and incrementally," Anderson explains.

If everything goes right, the two expect to make it to Los Angeles in 5 months.

"While we can't take vets on the entire trip, we want vets to come walk with us. I even want non-vets to come walk with us and talk about what they think about vets or what they would like to see improve for vets."

Viewers can continue to watch their progress at www.veteranstrek.com

Shannon Sims

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Shannon Sims joined the TODAY'S TMJ4 team after working (most recently) with the morning team on FOX19 in Cincinnati, Ohio.