Local veteran walks from Fairfield to Hartford to raise awareness of veteran’s issues

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HARTFORD, Conn. (WTNH)– A local disabled Afghanistan veteran is raising awareness of veterans’ issues.

Russell Edgett is the founder of the “Freedom Isn’t Free Ride Foundation.”

On Friday at 10 a.m., he started his walk from the Town Hall in Fairfield to the Capitol Building in Hartford.

Edgett hopes this walk will shed light on issues veterans face, like homelessness and invisible wounds.

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