And, while the dedication ceremonies were in progress, another group of dedicated Fort Knox soldiers commenced a 31-mile hike to Louisville. In their camouflaged combat uniforms, ten members of the Warrior Transition Battalion began their trek North on Dixie Highway. Their mission: delivering toys and appreciation to patients at Kosair Children's Hospital.
The usual mission of the unit is to help soldiers with doctor appointments and figuring out their next step. But this weekend, the soldiers volunteered to conduct Operation "Carry On," a 2-day, 31-mile journey through Kentucky to deliver toys to hospitalized children.
"We are constantly focused on healing soldiers in the warrior transition batallion, and we wanted to give the soldiers here something to think about for the community that ultimately supports us, and Kosair is a great organization for that," says Captain Scott Marler.
Sunday afternoon, the unit arrived at Kosair Hospital: Mission accomplished.
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