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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.
HEMPSTEAD, N.Y.: Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump launched into a spirited brawl Monday night as they met on stage for the first time, each jockeying for a breakout moment in their tightening race during a highly anticipated debate that often veered into sharply personal attacks.