Tuesday, June 21, 2011

Losing Josh

I just found out that a close friend of our family died in Afghanistan. Josh was like a little brother to me. He had lived with my family in FL for the past few years. He had become a part of the Schaller clan--fitting right in with my crazy brothers. He got married recently and his wife is expecting twins soon.  Josh had one more month left. One more month ’til he could come home to see his babies and wife and the family. He isn’t coming home now. God. I’m absolutely in shock. I can’t believe this happened.

I don’t understand, God.

Please keep his family and mine in your prayers. I don’t know what else to say. I’m without words.


Pfc. Joshua Jetton <3




15 comments:

  1. That is so awful! I am so sorry to hear that we lost another one of our brave soldiers. My husband and I lost a dear friend in Afghanistan back in 2009.

    My thoughts are with you. ♥

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  2. He was in Afghanistan, not Iraq, but thank you from his family for the condolences. We are all still in shock that this could happen to Josh.

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  3. Ms. Schall, hello my name is Robert Boyer. I am a reporter for the Highlands Today, a daily newspaper in Sebring, Florida. I am trying to confirm Josh's death. Could you please share info with me about how you came upon your informationn. You can reach me at 863-386-5838 or rboyer@highlandstoday.com. Thanks for your help and condolences on your loss.

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  4. Such a waste of a young life, my condolences to all family and friends especially his wife!

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  5. his life was NOT a waste, he is an American Hero and died fighting for something bigger then himself.

    An American Soldier doesnt fight because he hates what in front of him, he fights because he loves whats behind him.

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  6. May he rest in peace. Another angel brought to heaven. My most sincere condolences go out to you, your family, his family and especially his wife and unborn children.

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  7. I graduated with Josh, he is such a great guy. SOOO sad... He will be truly missed.

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  8. I was Josh's Spanish teacher. I am so sorry to hear this. To his family, please accept my prayers and deepest sympathy. He was a true hero. Thank you from all of his friends and teachers at Mooresville High School, Mooresville, IN

    Maureen Hoffman-Wehmeier

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  9. I went to high school with him. This is a terrible thing. I pray over and over again for his wife and babies. He was so funny!! But you grow apart once leaving high school.

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  10. I agree, Stephie. His life was not a waste. His life was incredible. He served his country and he blessed my family so much. We will forever miss such an amazing man.

    Mr Boyer, I’m sorry, it’s not my place to share any info to confirm. This is just my personal blog--kind of like a public diary. Josh lived with my family for quite some time before going overseas. He had become part of my family. My info is from those that are close to me and were close to him.

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  11. I didn't mean to offend anyone saying it was a waste of a young life. What I meant was that it is awful that we need to have anyone die to protect our countries. We should be able to live in peace! Unfotunately life isn't that way and our men and women do have to fight to protect us. RIP Josh x

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  12. I"m sorry to hear about your loss and the loss of Josh's wife and parents. There are so many young men and women in uniform who die honorably but way before their time. May his courage and life be remembered forever in his children.

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  13. Cathy Lorenzo LigasonJuly 3, 2011 at 8:20 AM

    I would like to extend my condolences to Josh Jetton's wife and family. I didn't know him personally but I can imagine how devastating this must be for his family. My family and I lost my brother Staff Sgt. Kristofferson Lorenzo in Afghanistan last May 23, 2011. They paid the ultimate sacrifice, let's keep their memory alive. They are gone but will not be forgotten.

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