Lance Corporal Jeff Grosky of Canton, South Dakota, enlisted in the Marine Corps in April of 2009. After completing infantry training, he was assigned to 3rd Battalion, 5th Marine Regiment. During his first deployment he was wounded by an IED while on foot patrol in Sangin, Afghanistan, on October 31, 2010. He sustained injuries that resulted in the amputation of his right leg below the knee.
During his rehabilitation and follow-on medical treatment at Balboa Naval Hospital in San Diego, he first met the team from PPF. His first interaction with PPF was when he went to a NASCAR race with them in November, 2011. Since then, he has attended several PPF events and has been honorably discharged from the Marine Corps.
Having relocated to his home town in South Dakota, Jeff is pursuing his passion of automotive mechanics. PPF is helping Jeff bridge financial gaps with his vocational training, as well as providing automotive tools and equipment that he will need to begin this next chapter in his life. Because of PPF, Jeff has expanded his professional network through the contacts he now has with NASCAR and also with the Baja 500. PPF is currently facilitating his obtaining a Commercial Truck Driver’s License.
Jeff now is set to begin his next chapter at JFI, Inc., a local heavy automotive shop in Canton, South Dakota. He continues to be an example of honorable service to community and country.