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Area veteran bike riding 1,700 miles to help veterans

Wisconsin (WAOW) — An area veteran is bike riding the state to raise awareness for veteran suicide and PTSD.

Tom Kingsbury stopped in Loyal Tuesday during his 1,700 mile bike ride.

He’s riding that many miles because he says since the start of Vietnam there have been that many MIA’s and KIA’s from Wisconsin.

“It means a lot,” says Kingsbury “It’s kind of emotional at times when you’re peddling around like this, we’ve had situations just out of the blue, one time we were heading south on Highway 67 and a gentleman comes to complete military salute as we went by. It’s just moments like that.”

Kingsbury started his journey July 20. He’ll hit the road again Wednesday for his final 600 miles. He plans to finish at the Highgrounds Sunday.

Courtney Terlecki

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