Iowa Veteran Running for Mental Health Awareness
BETTENDORF, Iowa -- A veteran from Bettendorf is spreading awareness about mental health care of veterans. Brian Geerts spent the past 16 days running across Iowa, carrying an American flag. A crowd cheered him on as he ended his 359-mile run at Veterans Memorial Park in Bettendorf. Along his run, he talked with people about PTSD and suicide in veterans. Geerts says it was those encounters that made every mile worth it.