Hi, I'm Julius, or better know as J J. I was born in Memphis, TN and I served in the Navy during the Vietnam era as a Communications Specialist in various Naval Communications Stations throughout the United States. I have had a love of fishing since the first time my Grandfather took me out at 5 years old.
I started Casting Vets after coming to the Hot Springs SD Domiciliary at the VA Black Hills Health Care System in 2017. I found fishing to be a release and helpful to my recovery. Since then, I have had a dream to offer that experience to other Vets experiencing similar life circumstances.
I have found the community of Hot Springs SD to be very receptive to the Casting Vets Mission and it is my hope that we can continue to help Vets on their road to recovery.
In my free time, you can find me fishing, volunteering with Celebrate Recovery, visiting with anyone and everyone and living life to the fullest.