US veteran walks across nation to raise awareness

One US veteran is taking major steps to help his fellow troops.

Army veteran Michael Roberts is on a mission to walk across the US.

With his American flag overhead, his nephew and his dog 'Boots' by his side, Roberts set off three months ago from his home in central Wisconsin.

He wants to raise awareness about the sacrifices of troops who've lost limbs and speak out about the challenges vets face in getting jobs and medical care.

He's also doing something for himself.

"I’m finding out who I am. And you know, all those negative thoughts going to my mind and the demons that I fight on a daily basis, they get less and less each day" Roberts said,

So far, Roberts has walked a 1000 miles through 7 states.