A veterans group is spending this Memorial Day weekend marching to raise awareness of suicide and Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD). Around a dozen members of the group Active Heroes will take turns carrying heavy rucksacks along a 120-mile route. U.S. Army Capt. David Goodell of Richmond Hill is one of the organizers. He says participants will carry heavy rucksacks to symbolize the pain felt by veterans who’ve taken their own lives, and the families left behind.
Savannah Morning News Reporter Jenel Few looks at campaign fund-raising by the five candidates for school board president. She says the top fund-raiser is getting a large share of his support from contractors with ties to the school district.
On a warm spring day at Ft. Stewart, a handful of soldiers dressed in combat garb are loading fake ammunition into a tank gun. It’s a simulation, but the long, dark cylinders they’re hoisting into white plastic tubes, one after another, are just as heavy as the real thing. Maj. Brad Warr times the soldiers to see how quickly they can complete the task. He says this 55-pound ammunition is among the toughest to load in a confined space like the interior of a tank.