EP-39 Johnny “Joey” Jones, Marine, COO at Boot Campaign, Double Amputee, and an amazing man
Johnny Joey Jones was a Staff Sergeant in the Marines. While in, he requested a lateral move into the Explosive Ordnance Disposal (EOD) specialty and in 2010 was deployed with his unit to the Helmand Province of Afghanistan to disarm the Improvised Explosive Devices (IED’s) used by the Taliban. While in country, Joey disarmed over 85 IEDs and disposed of several thousands of pounds of unknown bulk explosives. In August 2010, not long after his arrival, Joey’s deployment was abruptly ended when he stepped on an IED while conducting EOD procedures, losing both legs above the knee. He is now the Chief Operating Officer at Boot Campaign, a non-profit, and continues to give back his time to help fellow veterans. We were in awe of Joey and his story and we can’t wait to hear about the next chapter of his life.