After September 11, 2001 we went to war again in Iraq in 2003. Thousands of troops are still in Iraq and Afghanistan. They’ve seen things that we’ve never seen and they’ve protected us from it. Millions of them have brought their struggles, physical and mental, home and they’re living with us. We want to honor them by understanding them.
32 year old Army Staff Sgt. Joey Meyers grew up in Kittanning, and attended Kittanning High School. He received his GED in 2002. He spent 10 years serving our country with multiple deployments to both Iraq and Afghanistan. Joey is the father to 4 daughters ages 12, 8, 5 and the youngest is turning 3 this week. They’re all from his first marriage and Joey is now engaged to be married in August, which will join their 6 children together. Sgt. Joey Meyers came from a military family. His father and grandfather served before him, continuing an ongoing tradition as the only grandchild to join.
Joey started with basic in Georgia, then to Korea and then on to his first trip over to Iraq arriving in Kuwait. That was the beginning of what turned into rapid returns rotating a total 3 deployments to Iraq and 3 times deployed to the more violent Afghanistan. Six trips total serving in the Middle East.
Army Staff Sgt. Joey Meyers is now working as a network engineer for an oil company and is a veteran volunteering for Operation Troop Appreciation doing his part to help other service men and women and fellow veterans the way that he was helped in his greatest times of need. Thank you all for your selfless service to this nation and our communities in Western PA.