Tuesday, July 16, 2013

Announcing the MWLUG 2013 OGS Speaker, From the Indianapolis Colts ...

We are very please to announce the MWLUG 2013 Opening General Speaker will be former US Marine, Author, and Indianapolis Colts Community Spokeperson, Josh Bleill.   Josh the author of One Step at a Time: A Young Marine's Story of Courage, Hope, and a New Life in the NFL present about building a Community.

Along with Scott Souder our MWLUG 2013 IBM OGS speaker, Josh will deliver our Opening General Session. Special thanks to Sam Bridegroom one of our Indianapolis MWLUG team members for making this possible.


Josh Bleill, Indianapolis Colts Community Spokesperson 

Marine Corporal Josh Bleill [Bly-ul; rhymes with “Kyle” or “smile”] is a native of Greenfield, Indiana. After graduating high school, Josh attended Purdue University. Upon completion of his education, Josh decided to serve his country by joining the United States Marine Corps in 2004, and was activated for a tour of duty in Iraq in 2006.

While serving in Iraq, Corporal Bleill was severely injured, resulting in the loss of both of his legs.  After extensive rehabilitation, Bleill returned to Indiana in August of 2008, where he attacked his new life head-on.  This new life included employment as the Indianapolis Colts Community Spokesperson.


Indianapolis Colts Owner, Jim Irsay, has described Bleill as “very talented, bright-eyed, and skilled,” and Josh now travels the country to spread his message of hope, “one step at a time.”

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