Matt Hodges grew up in Carroll, Iowa with two wonderful parents, Steve and Kathy Hodges. Matt attended Carroll High in Carroll IA.
In 1999, Matt joined the Iowa National Guard and was attached to the 767 Eng. Unit at Camp Dodge. On December 18, 2003 SPC Matt Hodges and his unit were activated to go to Iraq for an assignment of over a year. While serving our country in Iraq, SPC. Matt Hodges and his unit served in Bagdad, Fallujah and Ramadi to name just a few locations. Matt was a firefighter and medic in the Army and was deployed for 15 months.
Matt was injured during Operation Iraqi Freedom, and in ways that are not visible to others. Matt has severe hearing loss in one ear (left). Additionally, upon return to the United States, Matt was diagnosed with Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) from the very difficult and emotional events that occurred and were witnessed. Regardless of the fact that these injuries are not seen by anyone, Matt sacrificed greatly for our country.
Matt lives in Carroll, Iowa and has a son, Maddux. Matt has a strong background in computer science and hopes to pursue that career in the future.