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 […]
Sgt. Walkup graduated from high school in 2007. He then attended Motlow Community College for one semester. After the death of his brother, 1 Lt. Frank Bland Walkup in June 2007, Franz decided to join the military service. Sgt. Walkup did his basic training at Fort Knox, Kentucky and his AIT in Fire Support at Fort Sill, Oklahoma.
Sgt. Walkup was then deployed to Iraq for Operation New Dawn in 2010 where he performed the duties of FO/RTG. Sgt. Walkup was subsequently assigned to the 503rd Infantry Regiment and 173rd Airborne Brigade Combat team where he performed the duties of a Forward Observer when he was injured in combat. On September 29, 2012 in Wardak Province, Afghanistan, he received injuries sustained from five gunshot wounds from Afghan National Army soldiers.
When Franz recovered from his injuries, he attended Gunsmith School in Denver. He graduated in October of 2016, moved back to his hometown of Woodbury, TN and is now enrolled in machinist school. We are proud and honored Sgt. Walkup is one of our JCS/Nashville Heroes.
Sgt. Walkup received the Purple Heart for his injuries sustained in Afghanistan, four Army Commendation Medals. One Army Achievement Medal, one Air Force Achievement Medal, Iraq Campaign Medal 2010-2011, Afghanistan Campaign Medal 2012, Combat Action Badge and Airborne Wings.
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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 […]
On August 24th, 2019, JCS had their annual Bike for Heroes event. The event, originally scheduled for July, was postponed following the spring flooding that continued to block the route. The day was a success, not only the beautiful weather, but also the most riders JCS has seen to date with nearly 300 riders. The […]
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 [...]
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 […]
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 [...]
Phoenix Textiles employees raised money to adopt two JCS families for Christmas. Phoenix has been a frequent supporter of JCS and our local heroes. This past Christmas the employees "paid" to decorate a Christmas tree in the office. That money was used to purchase gifts for two families. Thank you Phoenix employees for your continued [...]
KF Landscape crews provided free labor to help local JCS Hero remove shrubs and ornamental grass from his yard. Thank KF for your support of our Heroes.