Hunky Marines Hike 13 Miles in Their Underwear to Raise Awareness About Military Suicide (PHOTOS)

Now that's one heck of a way to bring awareness to something as important this. A group of marines put on their silkies to hike 22 kilometers to bring attention to suicide prevention for service members. The number was chosen because each day, 22 veterans take their own lives. PTSD is a real thing, y'all. 

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The soldiers also donned 22-kilogram packs and sturdy hiking boots to make the trek along the San Diego coastline on Saturday, July 25. There was also body paint involved, judging from some of the pictures.

Side note: 22 kilometers is about 13.5 miles, and 22 kilograms is around 50 pounds.

According to the Facebook page for the event, the Irreverent Warriors and VETality Corp teamed up for the effort to honor the 22 veterans who take their lives daily, and to raise awareness for suicide prevention.

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"Imagine a pub crawl with all your marine buddies wearing nothing but silkies and rucks on the most crowded and beautiful boardwalk in California. That's what's going on here," the event page for "22, with 22, for the 22, in Silkies" boasted.

Silkies are very short shorts, in case you were wondering. Yup, like I said, no better way to raise awareness for something important than hot marines in shorty-shorts.

Check out the pics!

 

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