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Yarmuth Welcomes "Hike for Heroes" To United States Capitol Building


Congressman Yarmuth and SPC Troy Yocum On the Capitol Steps

(Washington, DC) On May 26, Congressman John Yarmuth welcomed SPC Troy Yocum’s nationwide “Hike for Heroes” to Washington. SPC Yocum is a Louisville native who is in the midst of walking across the country on a 7,800 mile journey to “drum up support” for military families.

SPC Yocum arrived at the Capitol building accompanied by more than a dozen firefighters, veterans, and a police escort. Yocum and Yarmuth met with the press, toured the Capitol and Yocum then visited the White House. 



Yocum’s tour has taken him all across the country in a mission to raise funds for military families in need. Thursday marks his first stop in Washington. His tour is expected to end in September in his hometown of Louisville, KY. 


Congressman Yarmuth and SPC Yocum with a Louisville Slugger the Congressman signed in support of a National Day for Our Deployed