Nashville

Meet the Heroes adopted by the Nashville chapter

The Nashville Chapter of the Joshua Chamberlain Society was founded in 2013 to honor and support severely combat injured veterans from Middle Tennessee. The JCS, “Adopt a Hero” program currently supports six heroes through fund raising events and donations to aid these soldiers for the rest of their lives.

Chamberlain Society Nashville is a non profit 501 (c) (3) charity with fully volunteer board. All funds donated to Nashville go directly to benefit our adopted JCS Heroes.

  • Cpl. Jeremy Voels US Army

    In 2010, Cpl. Jeremy Voels was shot by sniper fire that entered his lower back and exited his upper chest. This changed Jeremy’s life forever.

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  • Cpl. Joshua Meetze US Marine Corps

    Cpl. Josh Meetze was injured in Afghanistan in 2011 when he stepped on an IED, injuring his spinal cord, suffering internal injuries, and traumatic brain injury.

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  • CW3 Jeremy Miller US Army

    Jeremy Miller enlisted in the U.S. Army in 1994, entering the service after high school graduation. He joined the infantry and was awarded the Expert Infantry Badge, completed Air Assault School and the 25th Infantry Division Pre-Ranger course.

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  • LCPL Christopher Malone US Marine Corps

    Lance Corporal Christopher Malone is a United States Marine and one of the Joshua Chamberlain Society’s newest heroes. Christopher served as a faithful Marine for three years, starting his service as an infantry marksmen and then, a designated marksmen.

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  • SFC. Ofren Arrechaga U.S. Army

    Army SFC. Ofren Arrechaga. Sgt. Arrechaga married Seana Minikhiem on September 1, 2007 and shortly thereafter deployed to Iraq for the third time. When he returned home for R&R he and Seana welcomed the birth of their new son Alston into the world on March 28, 2008. Ofren then returned to Afghanistan for his final deployment before going to Fort Benning Georgia.

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  • SGT. Franz Walkup US Army

    Sgt. Franz Walkup was shot five times in 2012 by Afghan National Army Soldiers while serving in the Wardak Province of Afghanistan.

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Nashville News

Meet our sixth Hero, Army SFC. Ofren Arrechaga.  Sgt. Arrechaga married Seana Minikhiem on September 1, 2007 and shortly thereafter deployed to Iraq for the third time.  When he returned home for R&R he and Seana welcomed the birth of their new son Alston into the world on March 28, 2008.  Ofren then returned to [...]

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We have been trying for sometime to get Jeremy admitted to the wonderful VA nursing home in Clarksville which is only 20 minutes from his parents’ home.  Thanks to our Tennessee Commissioner of Veterans Affairs, Many-Bears Grinder, Jeremy is now there and doing so well.  It is a state  of the art facility with all […]

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JCS/Nashville would like to thank Home Lift for their due diligence and exceptional service in building and installing a custom curved stairway lift for our 5th Hero, CW3 Jeremy Miller.  Due to severe breathing problems, CW3 Miller had extreme difficulty ascending his stairway in his home.  In fact, his wife, Cindy had to literally push [...]

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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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