Mario (Joe) Davis joined the military after 9/11/2001 after the horrific events of 9/11. He was deployed to Afghanistan for 12 months. He was then stationed in Fort Carson in the 68th infantry from 2005-2007. Joe was injured from an explosion and had severe concussions.
After returning to duty he was stationed in Iraq for 13 months where he was promoted to Sergeant. After returning from Iraq he was stationed in Ft. Wainwright Alaska where he met is wife Carissa.
While on duty he found out that he was going to have a son named Braxton (now 8). In 2008 Joe was promoted to staff sergeant and commanded 8 men in Iraq for 12 months. At that time he began having trouble with his left arm but continued his assignments. He was unsure what the issue was.
In 2009 they moved to Ft. Banning, GA and Carrissa was pregnant but they lost their baby. They then were blessed with a baby girl named Grace (now age 5).
At 28 years of age Joe was diagnosed with Parkinson’s from the stress of deployment and his injuries. He had planned on serving 25 years but Joe was medially discharged from service in 2013 after 11 years of service. He is currently studying online for his bachelor’s degree for a career in criminal law and justice. They recently had their third child named Kolton. Carrissa is Joe’s rock and helps care for him and their young family and volunteers with the Girl Pioneer program and Sunday school classes.
They lived in a tri-level and Joe is expected to be in a wheel chair in the next 2-3 years. A new accessible ranch home will definitely help their family deal with Joe’s injuries.