Update on Johnnie Yellock II/Bronze Star Medal

Our friend Johnnie continues to make progress from his injuries while serving in Afghanistan in 2011. Here are a few updates:

He recently had his 20th surgery to remove bone spurs which has left his right foot feeling much better.
One day down the line he’ll have his left heal bone reshaped for comfort.

At Mark’s grave, May 19, 2012

Johnnie, Jeremy, and Ish doing memorial push-ups at Mark’s grave on May 19, 2012.

On June 26, 2012, Johnnie was awarded the Bronze Star for his actions during his last deployment. Some of our family was able to attend this ceremony at Hurlburt Field, along with Johnnie’s family and many teammates.

Below are two good articles about his award:

Northwest Florida Daily News

Air Force Special Operations Command

He competed in the Warrior Games in Colorado Springs in April-May 2012. Johnnie did basketball, volleyball, and cycling.

As you can see, he is making great progress. Thanks for the inspiration Johnnie.