Cpl. Joshua MeetzeUS Marine Corps

    Nashville

    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.

    Keep up with Joshua

    McCarthy Building Company's "Heart Hats" have been working at the family home of Sgt. Michael Shuster for the last week. This group of volunteers was comprised of IT Department workers from all over the country. The team helped in finishing the basement, fixing and painting walls, replacing light fixtures and fans, and various other "to [...]

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    Elks Lodge #9 Second Annual BBQ Contest On Saturday, May 20th, the Elks Lodge hosted its second annual BBQ contest to benefit JCS.  JCS has been the benefactor of several fundraisers by this lodge.  We are grateful for the support of the Veterans Committee, and the members of Lodge #9. Thank you for your commitment to [...]

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    A local St. Louis company, Patriot Sunrooms, stepped up in a big way to support a JCS Hero. On Saturday, employees of Patriot Sunrooms volunteered  to install all new windows, storm doors, and gutter guards in Josh Eckhoffs house.  They also power washed the home and planted flowers. The materials and labor were generously donated. […]

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    Dear JCS Family, JCS has played an integral part of my journey leading up to my first year of college at University of Missouri-Columbia (MU).  I am proud to say that I have successfully completed my first year as a student, majoring in Elementary Education, which has been a longtime passion of mine.  JCS has […]

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    Yesterday, our JCS Hero Josh Eckhoff and Advisory Board Member Don Forth were interviewed by Fox 2 News. They were able to discuss the upcoming Bike for Heroes ride and Don's cross country ride to raise money for JCS.  Josh and Don did an outstanding job representing JCS!  If you want to get involved, or to [...]

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    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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    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 [...]

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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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