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Ryan Brazel poses for a photo with his wife, Lauren, and children (from left) Charlie, Molly and Frank “The Tank.” Photo Submitted
Sean Hastings, Editor
4:00 am CST November 12, 2019

Twenty miles for the 20 veterans who die by suicide every day. That is what New Lenox resident Ryan Brazel — who has been in the Navy since he was 18, enlisting in the wake of Sept. 11 — did Nov. 2.

That Saturday was cold, and he had an extra 35-40 pounds on his back, with blistered and bloody feet, but the ruck march was something he had to do.