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Shirtless Marines March in ‘Silkies’ to Raise Suicide Awareness

Tanya Basu July 26, 2015
Each day, 22 former servicemembers commit suicide

A group of Marines is marching 22 kilometers, or about 13.5 miles, wearing nothing but short shorts—called “silkies”—and hauling 22 kilograms, or about 50 pounds, of gear to honor the 22 service members who commit suicide every day.

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