St. Louis

Meet the Heroes adopted by the St. Louis chapter

  • Cpl. Chris Van Etten US Marine Corps

    Christopher Van Etten, of O’Fallon, Illinois is the son of Wayne and Leigh Van Etten, both retired Air Force veterans. After graduating from O’Fallon Township High School in 2009, Chris enlisted in the Marine Corps on July 13, 2009…

  • Cpl. Justin McLoud US MARINE CORPS

    Born and raised in Jefferson County, Missouri, Marine Cpl. Justin McLoud graduated from Hillsboro High School in 2006 as a star athlete, diehard Cardinal fan, and true American patriot. While he could have received a college scholarship to play baseball from any of a number of schools; upon graduation he chose, instead, to enlist in the Marine Corps..

  • Cpl. Todd Nicely US Marine Corps

    Arnold, Missouri native Todd A. Nicely was 26 years old when his life changed forever on March 26, 2010 while participating in combat operations against Taliban insurgents in Afghanistan. This young man was a Corporal in the Marine Corps…

  • Cpl. Tyler Huffman US Marine Corps

    Every Marine regiment is rightfully proud of their history and tradition, as well as past and present successes. There can be, however, no clearer example of the sacrifice and valor of the Marine Corps’ 3rd Battalion, 5th Regiment – the Darkhorse Marines – than the fact that we proudly announce our 6th JCS Hero, and second Darkhorse, Corporal Tyler Huffman, USMC…

  • LCpl. Erik R. Heldt US Marine Corps

    It is with great pride that the Joshua Chamberlain Society announces the adoption of its 4 th JCS Hero, Lance Corporal Erik Heldt, USMC. The grandson of a World War II veteran, LCpl. Heldt graduated from Hermann High School as a star basketball and football player. In 2003, at age 24, he entered the United States Marine Corps…

  • SFC. Cory Remsburg US Army

    It is with great honor and humility that we can announce our Second JCS Hero, Sergeant First Class Cory Remsburg , Army Ranger, 1st Battalion, 75th Ranger Regiment. SFC Remsburg was born in Phoenix, Arizona, but moved to St. Louis, Missouri as a teenager…

  • Sgt. Denis Kisseloff US Army National Guard

    It is with humbleness and honor that the Joshua Chamberlain Society announces our 9th JCS Hero, Sgt. Denis Kisseloff, United States Army (Missouri National Guard). Sgt. Kisseloff was killed-in-action on May 14, 2010, leaving behind his two beautiful children, Serena and Aleksander.

  • Sgt. Michael Shuster US Army

    The Joshua Chamberlain Society is honored to announce our 8th Hero, Sergeant Michael Shuster, 82ndAirborne, United States Army. Michael attended Brown Elementary school in Florissant, Missouri and graduated Hazelwood North High School in 2007.

  • SSG. Jedidiah ‘Jay’ Vermillion US Marine Corps

    Raised for most of his childhood in Perryville and Jackson, Missouri, Staff Sergeant Jedidiah “Jay” Vermillion, USMC always thought he would become a Marine. His grandfather was a Marine, fighting in the epic battle on Iwo Jima during World War II.

  • SSG. Joshua Eckhoff US Army National Guard

    SSG. Joshua Eckhoff, US Army National Guard, is a true American hero living amongst us and serves as a great reminder as to why we all have gotten involved in JCS – he has served our country with valor, sustained injuries on our behalf that he will…

St. Louis News

On Monday, April 18, 2017, our dear friend, and Advisory Board member, Dan Esser passed away suddenly. Dan was a longtime supporter and volunteer for the Joshua Chamberlain Society, a mission he accepted with pleasure after having served in the US Army. Dan will be sorely missed by his JCS family and friends. Our thoughts and [...]

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ST. LOUIS - The place: Helen Fitzgeralds Grill and Pub in South County. The target: Marine Cpl. Justin McLoud. The mission: Operation Puppy Surprise. "These young men and women give so much and to be able to give something back to them," says Sue McNamara. "It's an amazing feeling." Sue McNamara is a self-described amateur [...]

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This playoff season, Blues fans can participate in the NHL Playoffs like never before. The St. Louis Blues Beard-a-thon is an opportunity for fans to grow their own playoff beard and raise money for charity. Proceeds from the 2012 St. Louis Blues Beard-a-thon will benefit the St. Louis Blues 14 Fund and Joshua Chamberlain Society. [...]

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Almost 400 guests attended the 2nd Annual Price of Freedom Gala and helped us honor and raise money for our five JCS Heroes. Because of their attendance and generosity, we grossed over $130,000 on the evening - money that will be used to support our current JCS Heroes and allows us to expand our adopted [...]

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About 380 people attended the Joshua Chamberlain Society’s inaugural Price of Freedom Gala, held Feb. 19 at the Four Seasons Hotel. The event raised $115,000 to benefit the Joshua Chamberlain Society’s efforts to provide aid for severely wounded military service members and the families of killed-in-action members of the military. Three severely wounded veterans were [...]

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The White House Office of the Press Secretary Remarks by the President at Disabled Veterans of America Conference in Atlanta, Georgia Hyatt Regency Hotel Atlanta, Georgia 11:23 A.M. EDT THE PRESIDENT:  Thank you.  Thank you.  Thank you so much.  Thank you.  Thank you.  Everyone, please have a seat.  Thank you.  Thank you very much.  Thank [...]

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Physical therapist Barbara Darkangelo works with Army Staff Sgt. Cory Remsburg at James A. Haley Veterans Hospital in Tampa. Remsburg sufffered a brain injury in an IED blast in Afghanistan in fall. TAMPA — Army Ranger Cory Remsburg was thrown like a rag doll into an Afghanistan canal Oct. 1 by the blast from a [...]

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