Army Ranger Joseph Metzger, 22, is a K9 trainer in the Army. He was in a grenade attack in Iraq about a month ago and has sustained multiple surgeries to remove shrapnel from his chest. He also has injuries to his hand and is unable to use it. When we asked his mom if she wants a big welcome home or a private one, her exact words were "we are lucky he's alive, so big is fine".
Welcome home, Joseph.
My friends at A Hero's Welcome and the Warriors' Watch were on hand to welcome Joseph home and escort him to the Jersey Shore. Please support the fine work of these incredible organizations!