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.
He was medically discharged from the Marines in August 2013.
Josh now resides with his sister/caregiver in Clarksville. He loves working on his Mustang that he keeps in perfect condition. He is also pool shark so don’t try and take him on for a game! Josh is in the process of building his own specialized computer. One of the ways JCS/Nashville was able to help Josh was to help him out with the components. He is definitely a very talented computer expert and is working hard to put it all together.
JCS hopes that Josh will be able to live on his own someday. We look forward to working with him to help him achieve that goal. When he is ready, we will help him find alternative housing. He is a great young man and we are proud he is one of our JCS/Nashville heroes.
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 [...]
Thanks to your generous contributions, JCS was able to present Serena Kisseloff with a new Jeep. Serena graduated from high school early and is preparing to start her new life at college. This Jeep will provide her with safe transportation while at school and when she wants to come home to visit. We are looking [...]
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 [...]
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 […]
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 [...]
Joshua Chamberlain Society of Nashville’s first Hero Cpl Jeremy Voels received the game ball at halftime during the Monday Night Football game Steelers Vs. Titans on November 17th, 2014 at LP Field. Cpl. Jeremy Voels
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 [...]
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 [...]
PHOENIX -- Don't expect Cory Remsburg to take anything -- even a handshake -- sitting down. This is the Army Ranger who did 10 tours in Iraq and Afghanistan, a total of three years and three months of combat. Cory and Craig Remsburg Asked whether the tougher fight was against the enemy or the battle [...]