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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.
(Ed Suba Jr./Akron Beacon Journal)
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. He and the other veterans entered the nearly 2,185-mile Appalachian Trail in Georgia. They plan to reach Maine sometime in September as part of a group called Warrior Hike and its event called Walk Off The War. (Ed Suba Jr./Akron Beacon Journal)
A group of veterans at the conclusion of the Warrior Hike on Sept. 13 2013 atop Mount Katahdin in Maine. Veterans begin the 2,185-mile Appalachian Trail in Georgia and reach Maine sometime in September as part of a group called Warrior Hike, Walk Off The War.
BEREA: The Browns selected a record-tying 14 players and executed five trades in this year’s NFL Draft as the new regime continued to overhaul the roster and stockpile future picks.
“A change is coming,” new Browns edge rusher and Oklahoma State product Emmanuel Ogbah said Saturday while he and four other rookies were introduced to the media during the third and final day of the draft. “I feel like we are ready to make that change.”