Nashville

Meet the Heroes adopted by the Nashville chapter

  • Cpl. Jeremy Voels US Army

    Jeremy’s story, as with so many, is heart-wrenching. He enlisted in the Army at age 19 and after training, was assigned to Bravo Company at Fort Campbell, KY. He married in 2009 and had two children before he was deployed to Afghanistan in July, 2010. On September 15, 2010, while on duty, he was struck by sniper fire that entered his lower back and exited his upper chest. This changed Jeremy’s life forever.

  • Cpl. Joshua Meetze US Marine Corps

    Josh Meetze joined the Marine Corp straight out of high school in 2009. His specialty was locating and disarming IEDs. While serving in Afghanistan in 2010, he was injured when he stepped on an IED. The blast left him with a spinal injury, a traumatic brain injury (TBI) and internal injuries. Josh’s injuries have caused him to be hunched over and he cannot stand up straight. He uses a walker to get around. He now has a hand bike he uses often to strengthen his upper body.

  • SGT. Franz Walkup US Army

    Sgt. Franz Ulrich Walkup was born in Reutlingen, Germany on September 12, 1988. He moved to the United States in May of 2001. Sgt. Walkup graduated from Cannon County High School in 2007. He then attended Motlow Community College for one fall semester. After his older brother 1LT Frank Bland Walkup passed away in June of 2007, his brother’s death inspired Sgt. Walkup to join the military service. He currently has 2 younger brothers serving in the army as Officers.

Nashville News

The event benefited the Joshua Chamberlain Society’s (JCS) Nashville Chapter, which provides life-long support to veterans who sustain permanent combat injuries fighting for our nation’s freedom. Homeland security and law enforcement specialist Lt. Col. Herman Statum was the keynote speaker who will address the current terrorist threat to the United States. JCS Heroes were also [...]

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WSMV Channel 4 NASHVILLE, TN (WSMV) – What happens to veterans severely injured in combat after the parades and welcome home parties end? The idea that they are forgotten is exactly what one Nashville couple is working hard to prevent. Marine Jeremy Voels has been in a hospital bed in Nashville since 2010. He was 20 […]

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John Ford Coley, Roxie Dean and Byron Hill to Headline Songwriter’s Night Supporting Middle Tennessee’s Combat Injured Heroes NASHVILLE, Tenn. – (May 17, 2016) – Celebrated Songwriters John Ford Coley, Roxie Dean and Byron Hill will perform at the Joshua Chamberlain Society’s Songwriter’s Night on June 11, 2016, at Green Door Gourmet’s Grand Barn in Nashville. The [...]

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This is an original song written and produced by the "Stray Dawgs Of Nashville" inspired by the patriotism. It chronicles the memories of a young boy, Joshua, who remembers his father, mother and brother telling him that his brother had signed up to fight WWII and then transitions into the events of 911 and the [...]

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The event included performances by: THE MCCRARY SISTERS SCOTT MACINTYRE - American Idol finalist, inspirational speaker, Author KEVIN MCKENDREE and his son YATES - Keyboardists Extraordinaire, Producer and Delbert McClinton's Band Leader JACOB'S LADDER - Popular Local Rock Band HILLBILLY RENEGADES – Traditional/Contemporary Country Music TONI STAPLES - Nashville Recording Artist and Singer/Songwriter STRAY DAWGS [...]

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Press Release The Joshua Chamberlain Society (JCS) aids severely wounded military service members and the families of killed-in-action members of our military who sacrificed all in our service. The mission of JCS is unique. JCS adopts severely wounded military veterans for life. Just as these soldiers have sustained their injuries for life so will JCS [...]

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The inaugural event of the Nashville chapter of the St. Louis-based Joshua Chamberlain Society went off beautifully Oct. 4 at the Richland Country Club. Cpl. Justin McLoud The inaugural event of the Nashville chapter of the St. Louis-based Joshua Chamberlain Society went off beautifully Oct. 4 at the Richland Country Club. The inaugural event of [...]

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