Operation 22 Till Freedom
Aug 03, 2022 7:00 AM
Justin Thompson, President
Operation 22 Till Freedom

Justin was born and raised here in Council Bluffs, Iowa. As a young kid, he had a fascination with being in the military, and upon graduating high school from Lewis Central in 2003, he enlisted in the Marine Corps. After completing all necessary training, he was sent to 3rd Battalion, 1st Marines in Camp Pendleton, California. He deployed to the Al Anbar Province in Iraq 3 times during his enlistment, including the 2nd battle of Fallujah, Operation Phantom Fury, in November of ‘04.

Returning home after his enlistment, Justin now works in the private contract security field. In his spare time, Justin likes to ride motorcycles, hike and site see national parks across this beautiful country, workout, and shoot guns.

With the loss of many brothers to suicide, Justin wanted to help. With his family and friends, he hosted our first poker run in 2019 at Loess Hills Harley Davidson. With its success, it was decided that Operation 22 Til Freedom needed to become a non-profit and continue helping raise funds and awareness to prevent veteran suicide.