In May 2018, our “Salute to Local Veterans” campaign features Joseph “Jo Jo” Blanton.

Thank you for your service, Jo Jo! 

Joseph “Jo Jo” Blanton served in the Army as a 91E-Allied Trade Specialist, stationed in Kosovo, Germany. He is currently in the Reserve/Guard. Blanton is a highly decorated Veteran, a two-time recipient of the Army Achievement Medal and numerous other distinctions. If he were advising members of the younger generation who were thinking of joining the military, he would tell them to do research. “There are more jobs in the military than what most recruiters tell you,” he says. “Research into fields that you might be interested in and want to pursue after you get out…”

Read Jo Jo’s Full Feature Here

ABOUT CAMPAIGN: Welcome Home has teamed up with Columbia Orthopaedic Group, Inside Columbia & Prime Magazines to feature and honor a local, mid-Missouri Veteran each month.