Ohio veteran Henry Hoeft heads to Ukraine to fight Russia in legion

Henry Hoeft was browsing Facebook on February 26 when he learned that the Ukrainian government had formed a volunteer military unit for foreign fighters to join the war against Russia.

It had been two days since Russian President Vladimir Putin sent his forces to invade neighboring Ukraine, and Hoeft, 28, a resident of Frazeysburg, Muskingum County, watched in horror as Russian missiles and bombs were fired take the life of hundreds of civiliansincluding children.

War in Ukraine: Greater Columbus residents rally, raise funds and supplies for Ukraine

Hoeft – a former US Army infantryman and half Ukrainian on his father’s side – decided he had to help.

How Ohioan Henry Hoeft applied to join the Ukrainian International Legion

Just show a copy of passport and proof of military experience for US citizens to join the new International Territorial Defense Legion of Ukraine. And Hoeft immediately applied to the Ukrainian Embassy in Washington, DC.

Comments are closed.