Cpl. Joshua MeetzeUS Marine Corps

    Nashville

    Josh Meetze joined the Marine Corp straight out of high school in 2009. His specialty was locating and disarming IEDs. While serving in Afghanistan in 2010, he was injured when he stepped on an IED. The blast left him with a spinal injury, a traumatic brain injury (TBI) and internal injuries. Josh’s injuries have caused him to be hunched over and he cannot stand up straight. He uses a walker to get around. He now has a hand bike he uses often to strengthen his upper body.

    He was medically discharged from the Marines in August 2013.

    Josh now resides with his sister/caregiver in Clarksville. He loves working on his Mustang that he keeps in perfect condition. He is also pool shark so don’t try and take him on for a game! Josh is in the process of building his own specialized computer. One of the ways JCS/Nashville was able to help Josh was to help him out with the components. He is definitely a very talented computer expert and is working hard to put it all together.

    JCS hopes that Josh will be able to live on his own someday. We look forward to working with him to help him achieve that goal. When he is ready, we will help him find alternative housing. He is a great young man and we are proud he is one of our JCS/Nashville heroes.

    Keep up with Joshua

    On October 27th, JCS supporter Tim Mooney completed the Marine Corp Marathon in Washington D.C.  This was a grueling 26.2 mile run in the pouring rain. Tim completed the race with 30,000 other participants and represented JCS throughout the day. Tim also challenged his friends to support him on this run by raising money to [...]

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    Jay Vermillion ended up with some large holes in his ceiling and walls after getting some electrical work done. JCS reached out to our generous supporter Clayco, and within a week Clayco and Wies Drywall were at the Vermillion home donating their time and treasure to make the necessary repairs. The Vermillion family was so [...]

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    On October 31st, 2019, Great Nonprofits will announce JCS as a 2019 Top-Rated Nonprofit. This is only possible through our JCS community. The stories and experiences that our followers shared with Great Nonprofits gives us the opportunity to make this list. JCS is extremely grateful for the people that make our mission possible and believe […]

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    Our JCSYP, young professionals, put on their first Red, White, and Brew Volleyball Tournament on September 21st, 2019. The event was held at the Elks Lodge #9 and we sold out all eight teams. The day was so successfully because of the support from the Elks and the sponsors who made it all possible. We […]

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    Meet our sixth Hero, Army SFC. Ofren Arrechaga.  Sgt. Arrechaga married Seana Minikhiem on September 1, 2007 and shortly thereafter deployed to Iraq for the third time.  When he returned home for R&R he and Seana welcomed the birth of their new son Alston into the world on March 28, 2008.  Ofren then returned to [...]

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    We have been trying for sometime to get Jeremy admitted to the wonderful VA nursing home in Clarksville which is only 20 minutes from his parents’ home.  Thanks to our Tennessee Commissioner of Veterans Affairs, Many-Bears Grinder, Jeremy is now there and doing so well.  It is a state  of the art facility with all […]

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    JCS/Nashville would like to thank Home Lift for their due diligence and exceptional service in building and installing a custom curved stairway lift for our 5th Hero, CW3 Jeremy Miller.  Due to severe breathing problems, CW3 Miller had extreme difficulty ascending his stairway in his home.  In fact, his wife, Cindy had to literally push [...]

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