Scott Hicks is road tripping across the country to raise awareness for veterans with PTSD and depression. He is also trying to spread the word about veterans not getting the care they need when they return from combat.
Hicks left his home in Grants Pass on June 27 to embark on the 10,000 mile journey. He will be making his first speech at a car show in Dallas on Sunday and wants people listening to take away a message.
“I want them to understand that 23 veterans a day commit suicide in this country, and that the majority of those people have PTSD or depression, and they are not getting the services they are promised by the government,” said Hicks.
From Texas, he will press onward to Louisiana and South Carolina. Hicks said he was able to make the trip a reality thanks to the support of his friends and family. He is expected to complete his trek and arrive back in Oregon on August 23.