Published: October 8, 2016
“Anything we deem burdensome were going to internalize and hold in our core until it rots us”
WATERVLIET, N.Y. (NEWS10) – A New York veteran is walking through Capital Region carrying a skeleton.
His picture has been viewed almost 40,000 times on Facebook. That’s because the skeleton represents another one of his brothers in arms who took their own life.
They say a picture is worth a thousand words. In John Newcomb’s case, it’s worth tens of thousands.
“You are never too heavy, I will carry you.”
The mission of this army veteran from Watervliet is going viral.
8News sister station, NEWS10 ABC, caught up with him walking past the Albany VA carrying a 40-pound pack and a skeleton draped over his shoulders.
He’s spreading a powerful message that too many veterans are killed by suicide.
“Most of it was on compulsion. I just lost another one from my company.”
He’s traveled through Troy, Watervliet, and Latham and plans on walking across the country, hoping to make a difference.
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