United States Marine Corps Veteran turned Entrepreneur

Besides being a mother, this project with our Veterans has been the most rewarding thing I have ever done in my life. It has motivated me to go out of my comfort zone (WAY out of my comfort zone), and ask for things that I believe will reach more people, gain more awareness, and support more Veterans.

By asking family and friends to spread the word, swallowing my insecurities and going out of my comfort zone, and staying focused on the goal of this project, I have had the privilege of meeting some of the most incredible people I have ever met. Men and women who have put their lives on the line for our country without hesitation, and the families that stand behind and support them. Some of the strongest (mentally, physically, and emotionally), yet the kindest, most humble, and appreciative people out there.

One of those men I am describing is this United States Marine Corps Veteran, Joshua Anderson. Joshua served in the 2nd Battalion 1st Marines Infantry unit for four years, was deployed to Iraq for seven months, and Afghanistan for seven months. After his time in the Marine Corps and readjusting to life as a civilian, he received his degree from the Maryland Institute College of Art and started his own business, Made InMetality. Made InMetality is a design and custom metal fabrication company, and Joshua takes pride in every piece and project his company produces. Joshua's very first project was the tire cover for his Jeep Wrangler (photo attached), and it continued to grow from there.

In addition to his business, Joshua gives back to his fellow Veterans with Irreverent Warriors, which is a non-profit organization founded by Veterans giving back to Veterans suffering with PTSD. They support, love, build up, and encourage one another, as only fellow Veterans can do.

To say that Joshua is a hard-charging, motivated, appreciative "Vet-repreneur" is an understatement. He is living up to the Marine Corps motto "Semper Fidelis", Always Faithful, and makes the Marine Corps proud.

Josh, it was an absolute pleasure meeting and working with you. I am so excited for the project we're working on (thanks, Nancy), and can't wait for it to be completed. Thank you for your service and for taking the time to meet with me.

If you are interested in a custom metal order, please contact Josh at madeinmetality@gmail.com or head over to their website: http://madeinmetality.com. Please also check out the company's Facebook page to see how creative they truly are: https://www.facebook.com/search/top/?q=made%20inmetality. There really isn't anything they can't produce in metal. To support Irreverent Warriors, please go to their Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/groups/371323286404105/?fref=mentions.

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