Warrior Expedition Thru-Hikers

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Warrior Expeditions: Warriors Hike Program is a non-profit outdoor therapy program that supports veterans transitioning from their military service by hiking all 1,200 miles of the Ice Age Trail.  The Chippewa Moraine Chapter has been asked to sponsor a group of 3 Veterans as they hike across the state of Wisconsin beginning in June.  Our chapter voted to provide a hotel room and dinner at Dylan’s Dairy.  We will also provide laundry service.  The Cornell American Legion is onboard with us.  They will sponsor the Warrior Hikers with breakfast at Sam’s Place.   We are sponsoring Timothy Amerine (US Army-deployed to Iraq and Afghanistan) from Wrightstown, WI, Michael Bruggink (US Army-deployed to Iraq) from Sheboygan, WI, and Gregory Skyles (US Navy-deployed to Iraq) from Buckley, WA.  They will begin their hike in June at the Western Terminus.  

UPDATE:  Gregory Skyles from WA dropped out of the adventure due to family issues.  The other two hikers started out at the western terminus but ran into problems with blisters early on.  They took a couple of days off to heal up and came to the decision that they would reverse their plans and start from the Eastern terminus instead.  This means that we anticipate them arriving sometime in August.  Look for an update in the August newsletter