May 14, 2018
Face of Defense: Resilient Soldier Fights, Beats Cancer
SCHOFIELD BARRACKS, Hawaii —
When Army Sgt. Joseph Mickonis called his fiancee in early 2016 to say doctors thought he might have cancer, he didn't break down in tears, instead he laughed hysterically. Mickonis said laughter was his way of dealing with the bad news, as he later discussed the resilience that helped him overcome nine months of intense chemotherapy treatment.