Speedy honors Hoosiers for going the extra mile for vets

Speedy honors Hoosiers for going the extra mile for vets

Posted by: Samantha Holifield  | Thursday, March 21, 2019 1:19 pm

STATEHOUSE (March 21, 2019) – State Rep. Mike Speedy (R-Indianapolis) presented Sagamore of the Wabash awards to two local Hoosiers for their efforts supporting veterans.  

To raise money to purchase a retreat house for veterans with post-traumatic stress disorder and their families, David Roth and Kevin Winton walked 3,091 miles over the course of four months in 2016. The Route for the Brave began in Atlantic City, New Jersey, and followed U.S. Route 40 to San Francisco, California. 

“David and Kevin’s commitment to help veterans is outstanding,” Speedy said. “Our community is inspired by their dedication and determination to walk across the country to support veterans. Not only were they able to raise money for this worthy cause, but they also brought awareness to serious issues like the high rate of veteran suicide.”  

A Sagamore of the Wabash award is one of the highest honors the governor of Indiana can bestow upon a Hoosier. Recipients of this award have demonstrated distinguished service to the state.

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State Rep. Mike Speedy (R-Indianapolis) represents House District 90,

which includes portions of Marion County.

PICTURED: State Rep. Mike Speedy (R-Indianapolis) (center) honors Kevin Winton (right) and David Roth (left) with a Sagamore of the Wabash for their 3,091 mile walk across America to raise money to purchase a retreat house for veterans with post-traumatic stress disorder and their families Monday, March 18, 2019, at the Statehouse. In 2016, Winton and Roth walked the Route for the Brave, which began in Atlantic City, New Jersey and ended in San Francisco, California. A Sagamore of the Wabash award is one of the highest honors the governor of Indiana can bestow upon a Hoosier.