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Veteran walking to raise PTSD awareness makes stop in Hudson

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Amanda Purcell/Columbia-Greene MediaThe starting point for Frank Romeo’s nearly 800-mile walk to raise awareness for veterans with post-traumatic stress disorder began in the Western Tier of the state on March 1. He is hoping to reach his destination of Long Island in June.
April 15, 2019 01:26 pm

HUDSON — Frank Romeo, a veteran of the Vietnam War, stopped in the city Monday as part of his 800-mile walk from Niagara Falls to Long Island to raise awareness of post-traumatic stress disorder.

Romeo, 70, of Bay Shore, is visiting schools on his way to Long Island. He is scheduled to speak at Hudson High School on Tuesday and make a stop in Greene County on Thursday.

Romeo said he has been sleeping at rest areas along the way and is inviting supporters to walk with him at each stop.

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