Corporal Justin Bajema, United States Marine Corps (Ret.) Justin Bajema was born on March 27, 1981 in Grand Rapids, MI. He enlisted in the United States Marine Corps in 2001. On his second tour in Iraq with the 24th Marine Expeditionary Unit, while on patrol in 2004, Justin’s vehicle was attacked by insurgents. He suffered severe injuries to his legs, including IED shrapnel to both lower extremities and has been diagnosed with PTSD. After being evacuated to Bethesda National Naval Hospital and undergoing eight surgeries, six weeks of hospitalization and months of physical therapy, Justin was able to walk again. Since Justin’s recovery, he has joined CSAH as a National Spokesman. Justin helps to raise awareness for CSAH and inspires the lives of other wounded veterans with his message about the positive things that can come into your life after letting go of the past and, in turn, creating a brighter future.