Our unique mission is that we adopt our JCS Heroes, in the truest meaning of the word, and commit to provide support for the long term


Local Hero Lost

Former Navy SEAL Scott Wirtz was one of four American victims of a suicide bombing by the Islamic State on Jan. 16 in Syria. Scott served our country as a decorated Navy SEAL and dedicated Department of Defense employee. The St. Louis area will miss his huge heart and warrior mentality.

The Joshua Chamberlain Society is honored that the family and friends of Scott Wirtz have chosen our JCS Heroes as the beneficiaries for donations from those wanting to honor and continue Scott’s legacy. Please click the Donate button below and select Yes, Please under Dedicate this Donation to honor Former Navy SEAL Scott Wirtz. You can learn more about visitation and funeral arrangements here:

The Joshua Chamberlain Society (“JCS”) is a grass roots, 501(c)(3) federally tax exempt charity that was formed with the mission of providing long term support to veterans from local areas that have sustained permanent combat injuries fighting the long war on terror for our nation. It also provides long term support to the children of local veterans who made the ultimate sacrifice in our service. Founded in St. Louis Missouri it has now expanded into a second chapter serving the Nashville Tennessee area. Each chapter runs independently so donors know their contributions stay with their local JCS Heroes.

Support for Life

This support is multi-faceted and comes in the form of gifts, tuition assistance, monetary donations, and the like–anything identified as something that will improve the quality of life for these heroic Americans.

9th Annual Price of Freedom Gala

St. Louis

Registration Open

Feburary 9th at Union Station


The Better Business Bureau has determined that The Joshua Chamberlain Society has met all twenty of the charity accreditation standards.

Our donors can trust that JCS spends its donated funds honestly, prudently and in accordance with our mission statement.

To see the results of our accreditation, click below.


JCS Shoot For The Troops – Nashville

The Nashville Gun Club
September 15, 2018 | 8:00 AM  – 1:00 PM

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10th Annual Shoot For The Troops – St. Louis

Black Hawk Valley Hunt Club
September 22, 2018 | 7:00 AM – 4:00 PM

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Want to Help Us?

Each year we continue to advance our mission of adopting and supporting more JCS Heroes. Through donations like yours, we have already affected the lives of nineteen outstanding young men who have sacrificed and lost so much in the service of our country, as well as four children of three JCS Heroes who were killed in action.


Many hands make light work, and we appreciate the help of our volunteers. Whether it’s helping to setup an event, handing out items, or getting your hands dirty helping a hero our volunteers make a difference.

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