Veterans Overcoming Obstacles would like to congratulate Joe  McDonough on being named our Veteran of the Month for April 2019.  Congratulations and Semper Fi brother!


Joes Story

Branch of service: United States Marine Corps

-MOS: 0331 Machine Gunner, 8152 Marine Corps Security Force, 8531 Primary Marksmanship Instructor

-UNIT: US. Marine Barracks St. Mawgan United Kingdom, India Company  Weapons Platoon 3rdBattalion 9th Marines, Fleet Anti-terrorism Security  Team Atlantic (FASTLANT) 4th Platoon, Marine Corps Security Force  Battalion Atlantic 9MCSFBnLant) Range Detachment/ Combat Pistol/Sub  Machinegun/Shotgun Range Damn Neck, VA

-AGE: 51


-VO2 EVENTS TAKEN PART IN SO FAR:
Veteran’s Tai Chi, Ruck March, VO2 Friday Meetings


-FUTURE VO2 EVENTS/GOALS TO TAKE PART IN?
As many as possible 


-TELL US HOW VO2 CAME INTO YOUR LIFE AND HELPED CHANGE IT?
I met Chris Carter while I was volunteering with the Young Marines  program. I would assist Chris with events such as the Memorial Day Murph, Veteran’s Day Chris Kyle Ruck and other various events. I was  asked to join the Board of Directors because of the work I had done with  youth, Veteran’s outreach and my Marine Corps Background. VO2 has given  me a chance to give back to our Nation’s Veterans, specifically in the  Pueblo County area. The program has also helped me to understand and  recognize my “triggers”. I am working at my mindfulness and control.


 -Favorite quote.

 “Second place is a body bag” GySgt Carlos Hathcock