LI veteran spreading PTSD awareness nears end of 758-mile journey

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A Vietnam War veteran from Bay Shore is wrapping up his three-month walk across to the state where he spread awareness of post-traumatic stress disorder.

Since March 1, Frank Romeo has walked 758 miles to help others and to speak out about PTSD.

Upon returning home from Vietnam, Romeo says he was “showing anger” and got into trouble.

"I've been through the stages of PTSD and that’s how I help our younger veterans,” he says. “I help them by sharing what I've learned over the years, sharing the steps that I've gone through to get to where I am today.”

The journey has been documented on his social media pages and for a documentary titled “Walk With Frank.”

Romeo will walk the final two miles of his journey next Saturday in his hometown of Bay Shore. He will begin in Brightwaters and end at Bay Shore High School.

 

 

 

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