Sunday, November 13, 2011

Brother and Iraq-War Veteran Troy Yocum Continues to support our Military Families by Walking Even More!

From the Hike for Heroes Facebook Page: "Today we donated $20,000 to Fort Knox families at the University of Louisville football game! You can get involved as ACTIVE HEROES and help more families creating your own fundraising page here:"

Brother Troy Yocum (Far left in photo) is currently an Entered Apprentice Mason at Jeffersontown Lodge #774 F&AM located in Louisville, KY. He plans on working on his proficiency examination so that he can proceed to the next degree. He had to put his Masonic Travels when a higher calling came his way, and he had just one thing on his mind: hike 7000 miles across America to raise $5 million for Military families. So the Hike for our Heroes was born. 

Across America traveling with Troy was his support crew made up of his wife Mareike, Harley the Joking Chihuahua, and "Emmie the Super Dog". Troy traveled to the west coast and then came back across the country all the way to the east coast in Boston , where Troy once again turned westward and hiked home to Louisville, KY. The 7880 mile round trip ends back where the first step was taken at the Louisville Slugger Museum.

The Hike for our Heroes began on April 17th 2010 and ended his 7880 mile walk on September 3rd 2011 where it first began, in front of the Louisville Slugger Museum.

As if that wasn't enough, this Iraq-war veteran is hiking another 1500 miles at National Parks across America to raise money for struggling veterans and their families through Wish Upon A Hero Foundation! 


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