February 12, 2014

Joshua Gray - U.S. Military

Pfc. Joshua A. Gray, age 21, of Van Lear, Kentucky, died on February 10, 2014, at Bagram Airfield, Afghanistan, from a non-combat related incident currently under investigation.

He was assigned to the Headquarters and Headquarters Battalion, 10th Mountain Division, Fort Drum, New York.  He was a satellite communications system operator/maintainer. 

He was known as Josh to his family and friends. 

Joshua graduated from Johnson Central High School in 2011.  He was an accomplished student, was chosen as Prom King and was voted "most unforgettable" by his senior class. 

Joshua joined the Army in November of 2012. After completing training at Fort Jackson, South Carolina, he was assigned to Fort Gordon, Georgia and Fort Benning,
Angels of God, pray for Joshua and for those
who have lost him. 
Georgia. He arrived at Fort Drum in October of 2013.  He deployed with his unit to Afghanistan last month.

School officials describe Joshua as a super kid, who was very intelligent, popular and compassionate. 

Friends stated that he could do anything that he set his mind to do.  He is described as brilliant. 

His family and friends are deeply mourning his passing. He is their hero.

His awards and decorations include the Army Commendation Medal, the Army Good Conduct Medal, the NATO Medal, the Overseas Ribbon, the Army Service Ribbon, the National Defense Service Medal, the Global War on Terrorism Service Medal, the Afghanistan Campaign Medal, and the Expert Marksmanship Badge.

Joshua is survived by many loving friends and relatives including his mother and father.

Thank you for serving, Josh. 

Pray for all who die by misadventure.  They are with us one moment and gone the next.

Pray that Joshua is in heaven. Pray that he is at peace and is with God. Amen.

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