Warrior Battalion, Changing Lives One Veteran at a Time
Kenny Soto is a 29-year-old active member of the Air Force Security Forces in the Kentucky Air National Guard. He has been active for 13 years now, since 2013. Kenny has three kids with his wife Allison. In Kenny’s free time, he enjoys spending time with his family and playing music. He plays both drums and guitar.
Though he’s been blessed with a wonderful family, times weren’t always easy for Kenny. He was in the middle of planning his wedding, but the family was struggling financially. He had only been on active duty for four years at that point and Kenny remembers it being a stressful time.
“One day I got a random call from a charity representative who told me they were (through an anonymous donor) going to pay $7,000 towards my wedding costs,” Kenny said. “I thought it was a joke, but they were a lifesaver and really helped with everything.”
Kenny Soto on his wedding day with his bride, Allison.
The donation made a huge difference for their wedding and went toward covering the cost of food, venue, wedding dress and more.
The donation meant so much to Kenny and his family that he knew he had to give back in any way he could. He currently serves as a volunteer for Warrior Battalion to give back to veterans and their families.
Kenny is happy to be a part of an organization with such a strong dedication to veterans and helping them during times of struggle. Started by Troy Yocum, who lost his own WWII veteran grandfather to suicide, Warrior Battalion has strong roots for providing support and services to veterans and their families.
“Troy Yocum has made it clear how much he dedicates himself to the service of others,” said Kenny. “There is literally ALWAYS something going on with Troy. You can’t get on social media without seeing something him and his organization are doing in an effort to better someone else’s life.”