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.

    Read More

  • 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.

    Read More

  • 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.

    Read More

  • 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.

    Read More

  • 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.

    Read More

  • 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.

    Read More

  • SGT Bobby Lisek US ARMY

    Sergeant Bobby Lisek served in the United States Army from 2000-2006. Bobby has suffered and overcome numerous injuries after and IED hit the vehicle he was in.

    Read More

  • SGT Legrand Strickland U.S. Army

    Raised in University City, Sgt. Legrand Strickland, had a calling to serve at an early age. Two years out of high school, Legrand enlisted in the United States Army as a light infantryman. After completing his initial enlistment, Legrand entered the National Guard as an infantry rifleman while he attended school at Oklahoma State University in the field of Visual Communications.

    Read More

  • 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.

    Read More

  • 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.

    Read More

  • SPC Tim Taylor US ARMY

    Specialist Tim Taylor served in the United States Army. He was adopted by JCS St. Louis in 2017.

    Read More

  • 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.

    Read More

  • SSgt Danielle Pothoof U.S. Marines

     

    SSG Danielle Pothoof is one of our newest heroes. Danielle served in the US Marine Corps as a Staff Sergeant and was stationed at Camp Lejeune, NC, Camp Pendleton in California, and Fort Leonard Wood in Missouri. She comes from a family with many military members, and as she grew up, serving in the military became something she knew she wanted to do with her life. 

    Read More

  • SSGT. 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.

    Read More

St. Louis News

On October 27th, JCS supporter Tim Mooney completed the Marine Corp Marathon in Washington D.C.  This was a grueling 26.2 mile run in the pouring rain. Tim completed the race with 30,000 other participants and represented JCS throughout the day. Tim also challenged his friends to support him on this run by raising money to [...]

Read more

Jay Vermillion ended up with some large holes in his ceiling and walls after getting some electrical work done. JCS reached out to our generous supporter Clayco, and within a week Clayco and Wies Drywall were at the Vermillion home donating their time and treasure to make the necessary repairs. The Vermillion family was so [...]

Read more

On October 31st, 2019, Great Nonprofits will announce JCS as a 2019 Top-Rated Nonprofit. This is only possible through our JCS community. The stories and experiences that our followers shared with Great Nonprofits gives us the opportunity to make this list. JCS is extremely grateful for the people that make our mission possible and believe […]

Read more

Our JCSYP, young professionals, put on their first Red, White, and Brew Volleyball Tournament on September 21st, 2019. The event was held at the Elks Lodge #9 and we sold out all eight teams. The day was so successfully because of the support from the Elks and the sponsors who made it all possible. We […]

Read more

Phoenix Textiles employees raised money to adopt two JCS families for Christmas. Phoenix has been a frequent supporter of JCS and our local heroes. This past Christmas the employees "paid" to decorate a Christmas tree in the office. That money was used to purchase gifts for two families. Thank you Phoenix employees for your continued [...]

Read more