Jun 05 2015

Senator Blunt Highlights Dade County Visit, Completes Second Tour Of All Missouri Counties

WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senator Roy Blunt (Mo.) recently announced he has successfully completed his second tour of the state since being sworn into the U.S. Senate, visiting each of Missouri’s 114 counties and the City of St. Louis. Along his tour, Blunt visited Dade County, where he attended the groundbreaking for the new home of U.S. Army Sgt. Derick Hurt on July 27, 2014. Blunt joined HelpingaHero.org for the groundbreaking of the adapted home for Sgt. Hurt, who lost both legs when a grenade exploded beneath his feet while he was serving in Iraq.

Blunt has made more than 1,000 stops meeting with Missourians in communities all over the state since joining the Senate. In April 2012, Blunt completed his first tour of every Missouri county. Click here for more information on Blunt’s county tour.

“There are more than 26,000 active duty service members and 480,000 veterans living in Missouri, and I’m always honored to meet these brave men and women as I travel through our state,” Blunt said. “One of the most memorable stops along my county tour was my visit to Dade County where I met Sgt. Derick Hurt. Our veterans deserve the very best when they return home, and it was great to see the Helping a Hero organization and the community come together to support Sgt. Hurt and his family.”

On July 27, 2014, Senator Blunt attended the groundbreaking for the new home of
U.S. Army Sgt. Derick Hurt in Dade County, Mo. Click here to download the photo.

CLICK HERE for Additional Photos Highlighting Blunt’s Stops Along the Tour