Marine veteran paddling length of Mississippi to raise awareness of post-traumatic stress

  • by: MARCIA RATLIFF , Associated Press
  • Updated: June 16, 2014 - 12:05 AM

WINONA, Minn. — On a recent day at a campsite west of Bemidji, Joshua Ploetz was getting ready to leave for another day of paddling the length of the Mississippi River, a trek he began May 19 and expects to complete this August.

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