FOCUS Marine Joshua Ploetz made an amazing trek down the mighty Mississippi river in 2014. He started at the headwaters in northern Minnesota and traveled alone in a one-man canoe all the way down to the Gulf of Mexico. The 2400 mile trip which was launched as “Paddle Off The War” took nearly three months. […]
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. He is calling his trek “Paddle Off the War” and he aims to raise awareness and support for veterans with post-traumatic stress. Nearing the end of […]
Navy League Memphis reports on Marine Corporal Joshua Ploetz’s stop in Memphis on May 19th. Ploetz’s goal to raise awareness of Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) is well underway. Council Members have offered their both their moral and monetary support in this effort. Read the full article here. You can learn more about Cpl. Ploetz’s “Paddle […]
VIDEO: FOCUS Marine Benjamyn O’Connor talks with his local media about his recovery from combat.