Each year, the Brotherhood of Marine Corps Riders hosts it's annual run and rally. Next year will be our 19th year in direct support of the Semper Fi and America's Fund. The Semper Fi and America's Fund is dedicated to providing assistance to our combat wounded, critically ill and injured service members, military family members, and veterans, from all branches of the U.S. Armed Forces.
In case you missed him. Corporal Josue Barron, USMC (Ret.)
Josue Barron is a retired United States Marine combat veteran from Los Angeles, California. Barron was
stationed on Camp Pendleton and assigned to 3rd Battalion 5th Marines as an infantry riflemen.
In 2010, he was severely injured during his second deployment while serving in Afghanistan. He was
conducting military operations and sustained life changing injuries immediately upon stepping on an
Improvised Explosive Device (IED). Barron lost his left leg above the knee and his left eye, as a result of
his service, Barron was awarded the Purple Heart Medal.
Nine years after his injury, Josue shares a true testimony of endurance and resiliency through years of
rehabilitation and physical therapy. Consistently keeping a positive and driven mindset, he has been able
to overcome obstacles and continues to persevere.
Barron has earned a B.S. in Business Management and started his own small business from home that he
and his wife run. He has competed in multiple adaptive sports competitions including wheelchair
basketball and wheelchair rugby, recently winning a gold and bronze medal at the 2018 Invictus Games
held in Australia. In addition, he has also participated in over 20 marathons nationwide using an adaptive
hand-cycle. Barron has gone on to coach wheelchair rugby and has become a strong advocate of adaptive
sports for wounded and ill veterans. Among other achievements, he has made his Hollywood debut as a
stunt man with a role in the movie Peppermint featuring Jennifer Garner and has also earned a feature in
the Netflix series Ratched.
Josue has built a strong network of support and connections with veterans and those who want to help.
Josue’s mission is to inspire and motivate veterans struggling with severe injuries and post traumatic
stress by using his platform to connect veterans with nonprofits and organizations that provide resources,
guidance and camaraderie, notably his passion for physical fitness and adaptive sports.
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