Entrepreneur says tenacity will help veterans succeed in business
MACKINAC ISLAND, Mich. — Justin Bajema knows a thing or two about resilience.
During his second tour in Iraq, he was crushed under a 20,000-pound vehicle with no clear way out.
“I came to a point of despair and hopelessness where sadly, I came to a point where I decided to end my life,” he said. “I reached down to where my 9 mm pistol was, where it normally was. It was the one day I went to the field without my pistol. Had I gone to the field with my pistol that day, I wouldn’t be here.”
Bajema, 31, a Marine veteran with a Purple Heart, owns Access Property Management Group in Allendale and speaks nationwide about veterans’ issues and entrepreneurship.