SSG Billy Meeks, Veteran

Billy Meeks


Current Location:

  Las Cruces, New Mexico


Military Occupational Specialty (MOS)/Current Occupation:

  Not Specified


WTU of Recovery:

  Not Specified


Hometown:

  Abilene, Texas


School(s):

  Abilene High School, Abilene, Texas


Events:

  Archery, Shooting

Injury or Illness:

  Torn Medial Collateral Ligament (MCL), a torn Labrum and other injuries


Staff Sgt. Billy Meeks is a veteran originally from Abilene, Texas. While serving in Iraq in 2007, now retired Staff Sgt. Billy Meeks began noticing intense pain in his knee and hip. “I thought it was a normal Soldier thing, so why complain,” said Meeks. He was diagnosed with a torn medial collateral ligament or MCL, a torn labrum and other injuries. Meeks was unable to continue serving in his unit and medically retired.

His biggest supporter is his wife. “She is always pushing me to shoot and go to different competitions,” said Meeks. After his last deployment, he and his wife picked up archery and never looked back. Meeks started out at some small local shoots but never thought about taking it to a professional level.

“Sports allow me to be competitive and allow me to be around like-minded people.”

He credits his Family, friends and coaches for their support during his training. Meeks is also finishing his master’s degree in agricultural engineering.

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Year Event Results

2014

U.S. Army Warrior Trials

2014

Warrior Games Bronze Recurve (Archery)
Gold Team Recurve(Archery)

2015

DoD Warrior Games Gold Team Recurve (Archery)
Silver Individual Recurve (Archery)