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SC combat vets finishing up 175-mile river challenge to Charleston

CHARLESTON, S.C. (AP) - Twenty-two combat veterans from South Carolina are finishing their 175-mile trip from Columbia to Charleston by water.

The group left Columbia last Friday on the River Challenge to help increase awareness of the veterans who suffer post-traumatic stress disorder. Organizers say 22 veterans with the disorder die by their own hand every day.

Following the weeklong trip, camping along the way, the veterans are arriving Friday at the boating center on the campus of The Citadel.

The group of veterans includes men and women in their 30s and 40s who served primarily in Iraq or Afghanistan.

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