Border2Border trek across ND raises awareness for PTSD among veterans

Photo courtesy: Chris Padilla

BISMARCK, N.D. - A march across North Dakota to bring awareness of combat related PTSD went through Bismarck Thursday morning.

This is the second year the Brady Oberg Legacy Foundation hosts Brady’s Border2Border Ruck March.

Wednesday night into Thursday morning several North Dakotans in the Bismarck area took a part in the west to east march across the state.

It’s a 370 mile walk done in five days for one cause, to raise PTSD awareness. The Brady Oberg Legacy aims to create opportunities to open the conversation and connect veterans with one another.

“My wife and I are veterans,” said Chris Padilla, who participated in the march. “We’ve lost friends we served with. Veteran suicide is tragic and far too common a thing.”

The trek began in Beach, ND on Tuesday and passed through Mandan and Bismarck.

“There are many of us out there who are willing to help where we can. Our community is strong. We are here for them, just ask,” said Padilla.

It’s expected to end on Saturday afternoon at the Veterans Memorial Bridge in Fargo.

Photo courtesy: Chris Padilla