Malachias Gaskin Is the Author of “A Warrior’s Garden, Therapeutic guide to living with PTSD”, the founder of “Warfighter Gardens” a veteran’s and first responder garden therapy non for profit, and “Honor 22 Farms” a family owned organic based farm. Malachias joined the Indiana Army National Guard in Jan 1994 at 18 years old and served both as a Combat medic and an Infantryman for 9 years. In April 2006 He enlisted into the Active Army as a Combat medic and served for 8 years. He did 28 months in Iraq during the surge and Operation New Dawn. He was medically retired for PTSD, TBI, arthritis, hearing loss, and bursitis at 100% and retired to Columbia, Tennessee and is currently enrolled at Lipscomb University for his Masters in Sustainability and Masters in counseling. He is married with three children, Brandon, Colin, and Solaya.
After 3 years of counseling and medications from the Army, Malachias decided that he needed something more and transitioned to a more non-chemical based and alternative therapy based road to recovery. Using three main pillars, Faith, Music, and Organic Gardening A Warrior’s Garden was born which became the catalyst for Warfighter Gardens.

Education: B.S. Psychology

Tennessee Colonel Aide De Camp

Awards include
Combat Medic Badge
Army Commendation Medal x5
Army Achievement Medal x4
Reserve component achievement medal x3
Army Good Conduct Medal x2
Meritorious Unit Citation x2
Presidential Unit Citation x2
Iraqi Campaign Medal w/3 Stars
Non-Commissioned Education Ribbon w/2
Overseas ribbon w/2

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