Corp. Joe Piram

Branch of Service: Marine Corps

Conflict: Iraq War (2003-)

Years of Service: 2004-2010


Marine Corp. Joe Piram grew up in Eden Prairie, Minnesota and joined the Marines shortly after graduating from high school in 2004. After completing his infantry training, he was assigned to the Twenty Nine Palms Marine Corps base in California. He completed two tours in Iraq before being deployed to Afghanistan in the spring of 2009. He had been on patrol in Afghanistan when his Humvee was hit by an improvised explosive device on June 20th, 2009. Joe was badly injured, with severe burns and a multitude of internal injuries. Sadly, one of his fellow Marines did not survive the blast and two others also suffered severe injuries. Joe spent the next six months recovering at Brooke Army Medical Center in San Antonio, Texas. He has since moved back to his hometown, recently purchased a house, coaches a local youth hockey team, and is preparing to go back to school to become a police officer.

Joe is one of the brave ones and he embodies the core values that define a Marine – Honor, Courage, and Commitment. He was awarded the Purple Heart Medal, Iraq and Afghanistan Campaign Medals. We thank him and all present and former military personnel for their service!

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7 Responses to “Corp. Joe Piram”

  • Haley Says:

    Joe is truly a hero – thank you.

  • Doug Says:

    Semper Fi! Thanks Joe.

  • QuadMexico Says:

    GOD Bless Joe Piram…and all those forgotten Heroes who served and sacrificed so much for the freedoms that, unfortunately, are often taken for granted.

  • Patrick Kuk Says:

    Thank you for your service. May God bless and watch over you and your family.

  • Lisa Says:

    Thank you for your service! God bless you and your family!
    We are grateful for the fact that you sacrificed your life, so we can keep our freedom in the USA!

  • Lisa Says:

    Thank you for your service! God bless you and your family!

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