Oregon teenager takes his mission to prevent veteran suicides on the road


An Oregon teenager is taking his mission to help veterans on the road.

Connor Young is a high school junior who walked 22 miles last year and raised $4,500 to treat veterans suffering from PTSD. Connor is the first Jr. Leader of Mission 22, an outreach group that hopes to reduce veteran suicides.

This year, Connor plans to walk again, with the added weight of wearing a 25 lbs. combat vest. This year, he hopes to raise $5,000. 

He spoke with Eyewitness News in the Morning’s Christie Nicks and Jay Leonardi on this morning’s show. 

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