Joshua Kies #814288


141 1st.  st

Coldwater, MI 49036

Hello first off, thank you for taking the time to read my profile. I genuinely appreciate it. As you can see my name is Joshua Kies. I usally go by Josh. I am 32 years old and have been incarcirated for 4 1/2 years of 12 for armed robbery. I was in a bad place in my life and made a poor decision that affected the whole rest of my life.. This is my first and last prison sentence . Lesson learned! I am and have been using this time to fix and better myself. I am working towards my bachelors degree in buisness administration. Also do as many extra classes and programs  as I am able to,I figure I have to spend this time in here , I might as well do something with the time instead of wasting it. I am a combat vetran of the U.S. Army. I served in the army infantry (125th infantry Divison) from 2006 to 2010. I was honorably discharged. I was in Ramadi Iraq from 2008 to 2009.

I am extremely passionate about helping fellow vetrans any way I can. I plan to spend time after this doing all I can for vets. 22 vets a day commit suicide, and thats 22 too many. To many more of us end up here. I want to bring awareness to those facts and try to help others avoid those fates. I grew up in a tiny town on the west side of michigan. Technically a village near lake MI.  I am a country boy Through and through . I love anything outdoors especially in the woods. I am a lover of archery , especially bow hunting. I love to fish,camp, go hiking, Really anything that gets me outdoors . I am also an avid reader. I will read anything that catches my intrest, but I really love history and really military history. Also nonfiction I love to learn. I have the thirst for knowledge. From seemingly useless trivia facts to major things in science, history anthropology. Really anything seems kinda interesting. Music is life. My go to newer country music like brantley gilbert.  I really listen to any music if it hits me some kind of way . I love to write and tent to write a lot. IF I get a letter I always respond .