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Published May 31, 2010, 09:46 AM

Veteran honored for raising awareness for PTSD

Fargo, ND (WDAY TV) - An Iraq war Veteran is being honored, not for what he accomplished oversees but for a message he is silently spreading across North Dakota.

By: WDAY Staff Reports, WDAY

Dan Olson was brought in front of the crowd for a round of applause at Fargo's Memorial Day ceremony. We've been following Dan's story for the past week.

To raise awareness on Post Traumatic Stress Disorder and honor a friend who committed suicide Dan has been riding his bike from one end of the state to the other. Olson teamed up with the North Dakota National Guard and the American Legion for the ride.

“He's a man of few words. He really is publicly, but I've gotten to know him and we've affectionately dubbed him the man of Steele, this bike ride is tremendous.”

Olson completed his ride by crossing into Minnesota this afternoon.