SC combat vets raise awareness through river paddling challenge

VIDEO: Carolina Combat Veterans River Challenge

COLUMBIA, SC (WCSC) - More than 20 South Carolina combat veterans are taking the plunge into a paddling event.

They will be traveling almost 200 miles from Columbia to Charleston on a journey that will last for eight days.

Their purpose is to raise awareness about the challenges military veterans face on a daily basis. According to organizers, they hope that the event will enable them to connect with others facing similar issues.

The river challenge concludes in Charleston on April 24.

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