US Army combat veteran fought tyrannical and murderous terrorists in Iraq and Afghanistan then he came home to fight more tyranny in Virginia.
Matt Strickland is a fighter and he’s good at it. According to American Military News:
Strickland joined the U.S. Army when he was 17-years-old. After Army basic training and advanced infantry training, he arrived at his first duty station on Sept. 10, 2001, the day before the Sept. 11, 2001 terrorist attacks…
…Strickland went on to work as a civilian intelligence analyst for around four more years. He chose to go back to Iraq as a security contractor as the ISIS terrorist group was beginning to seize power in eastern Syria and western Iraq. When he returned to Iraq in 2014, he said there was no U.S. military presence.
“It was just the security contractors holding the fort down in Baghdad, in Iraq,” Strickland said. “I stayed there and fought against ISIS for two years.”
After returning to the U.S. for the last time, Strickland started a food truck called “Gourmeltz.” He eventually grew his business to a second and then a third truck, before he and his wife decided to open a brick and mortar location in 2018. Strickland said the business continued to run smoothly until March 2020 when the COVID-19 pandemic hit the world.
Strickland sat down yesterday and discussed his situation and the COVID mandates in Virginia that he stood up to. His moving story tells of how a guy from Iowa went all the way to Virginia to go to his restaurant and support Matt. Many Americans stood behind him as he took on government COVID tyranny.
Matt says that he still doesn’t have his liquor license back but he is moving ahead. Now he’s decided to run for state senator in next year’s elections. You can support Matt at MattforVA.com.