FOCUS Marine Honored as 2016 Joshua Chamberlain “Hero”

February 1st, 2016

FOCUS Marine graduate and mentor SSgt Jedidiah “J” Vermillion (FOCUS, June 2012) was honored by the Joshua Chamberlain Society at their annual gala banquet on Jan 30, 2016.

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A FOCUS Marine Moving Forward ….

February 1st, 2016

Steven fought for our freedom and we will continue to fight for his!

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Michael Vanderen

July 17th, 2015

FOCUS Marine Michael VanDeren talks about his struggle to recover from PTSD and TBI symptoms, and the importance of  working with the Navy Marine Corps Relief Society visiting nurse program.

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FOCUS Marine Travis Williams Tells His Story Via Animation

July 17th, 2015

In this video collaboration with the Corporation for Public Broadcasting, Travis Williams offers a unique look at the emotional effects of combat and a tribute to lost buddies.

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FOCUS Marine Shannon Book Performs with “Vetted”

December 15th, 2014

VIDEO:  FOCUS Marine Shannon Book performs with first nationally recognized wounded warrior band on Dana Loesch show.

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Focus Marine Joshua Ploetz Reflects on Lessons Learned as he Completes his Journey to “Paddle Off the War”

August 7th, 2014

credit Gerald Herbert/ Paddle off the War Facebook page

Both the Focus Marines Foundation and Minnesotans are proud to call Joshua Ploetz one of their own.

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FOCUS Marine Joshua Ploetz Makes Amazing Trek Down Mighty Mississippi River

July 29th, 2014

FOCUS Marine Joshua Ploetz made an amazing trek down the mighty Mississippi river in 2014.

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Focus Marine Joshua Ploetz Meets Unexpected Support as he “Paddles Off the War”

July 29th, 2014

The Focus Marine Foundation has been proudly following former graduate, Joshua Ploetz, as he bravely canoes the 2,575 mile journey from Lake Itasca down to the Gulf of Mexico.

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Focus Marine Joshua Ploetz visits Memphis during his journey down the Mississippi

July 14th, 2014

Navy League Memphis reports on Marine Corporal Joshua Ploetz’s stop in Memphis on May 19th.

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Benjamyn O’Connor – Hometown Hero

March 26th, 2014

VIDEO: FOCUS Marine Benjamyn O’Connor talks with his local media about his recovery from combat.

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