Ally & Andy’s American warrior this week is SSgt Joshua Caskey.
SSgt Caskey was born in Turkey and grew up a military brat before moving back to Pittsburgh in his 10th grade year and now lives in the Cranberry area.
Joshua went to boot camp in 1999 and was sent to Paris Island sc and after graduating from here went on to complete many different schools often graduating at the top of his class. Joshua deployed to Iraq in ’05-’06 and also again in ’07 where he was injured in combat in 07 when a suicide bomber drove into their outpost.
SSgt Caskey is a highly decorated Marine and has received awards like a Purple Heart, a Navy Achievement medal “V” for valor and a Combat Action Ribbon, which he says “everyone in the Marine Corps kind of covets.”
Joshua recently graduated from Robert Morris University with a a bachelors in arts and is working on an Iraq and Afghanistan veterans project where they interview veterans that have served in the global war on terror.