Rep. Young Welcomes Sgt. Josh Revak To His Staff
Washington, D.C. – Alaskan Congressman Don Young is proud to announce the addition of Sgt. Joshua Revak to his Anchorage staff. Josh comes to Rep. Young’s office through the U.S. House Wounded Warriors Program run through the Office of the Chief Administrative Officer. Josh just relocated to Anchorage from Minnesota with his wife and two children, and is scheduled to be with the office through February 2012.
“I am very proud to have Josh on board,” said Rep. Young. “He’s an exceptional young man who has served his country courageously as a member of the U.S. Army. His experience and background will make him a great asset to my office and an excellent liaison to Alaskan veterans and Service-members and it’s great to have him on the team.”
During his tenure in the Army, Josh was the recipient of two Purple Heart medals, three Army Commendation medals, and other distinguished awards for his service. He served as a Battle Tank crewman in Iraq for two years in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom and has worked tirelessly to reduce the severity of Post Traumatic Stress Disorder for servicemen, women, and families by the composition of original music, written and performed in honor of our fallen soldiers. He has recorded and performed for various audiences throughout the world, including the Pentagon, the Huckabee Show on Fox News Channel, and the Grand Ole Opry.
Additionally, working with his good friend Army Spc. Shane Woods of Palmer, Alaska’s first combat soldier killed in action in Iraq, Josh began construction on an orphanage in India in 2005. The “Shane Woods House” is near completion and will serve as a testament to the heart and courage of Shane, and all of the servicemen and women who serve our country so bravely every day.