(USA TODAY) Marines and veterans are trekking more than 13 miles along a California boardwalk to raise awareness about suicide prevention — and they'll be wearing very little in the process.
Medically retired Marine Capt. Donny O’Malley is combining some of the things Marines love most in his effort to bring awareness to a serious issue: humor and very short shorts known as silkies.
The former infantry officer-turned-comedian is leading participants on a 22-kilometer road march on Saturday while they each carry 22 kilograms — nearly 50 pounds — of gear. The number of kilometers they'll walk and the weight that they'll carry represents the 22 service members who die from suicide each day.
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