Stark County veteran embarks on Warrior Hike along Appalachian Trail
Published: March 17, 2014 - 11:29 PM
By Jim Carney
Beacon Journal staff writer
Cecil Thayer makes his way down the towpath trail at the Ira Road trailhead during a training walk in the Cuyahoga Valley National Park earlier this month. Thayer, 27, a veteran who served two tours in Iraq, and received a Purple Heart for injuries sustained in Iraq in 2006, began a hike of the Appalachian Trail with 13 other veterans Monday.
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