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Army vet's 1,000-mile journey to raise awareness for veteran suicide ends in New Albany

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LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WDRB) -- A veteran's 1,000-mile journey ended right where it began.

Army veteran David Mitchell started running back in August at the New Albany VFW.

After making a 1,000-mile journey around the perimeter of the state, Mitchell ended up back at the VFW on Friday.

He says the goal behind his run was simple.

"I ran to raise awareness for the 22 veterans that take their lives every single day and to try to inspire some of these younger Iraq and Afghan vets to get more involved with the veteran community," Mitchell said.

His trip is helping support local veteran non-profit "The Path Home." The organization helps house homeless vets, provide emergency financial help and build wheelchair ramps.

To donate to Mitchell's cause, click here.

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