Sgt. Josh Desforges USMC 20 May 86 to 12 May 10

Sgt. Josh Desforges USMC 20 May 86 to 12 May 10

Josh's Recruit Graduation when we had our good friend, Sgt Chuck Taliano, present Josh with his coveted Westover Young Marine Birthday Ball in 2008

Dear Sgt Grit,

I received the most dreaded phone call a family member of a serving Marine can get, this past Wednesday night.

I got the call from my friend Ed(SgtMaj USMCR Ret) that our boy Josh, Sgt Josh Desforges USMC had been killed in action earlier that day! Anyways, one of his most prized possessions was his USMC K-Bar knife I had gotten from Sgt Grit, and was given to him before he left for Boot Camp! Anyways, I wanted to share these photo’s of him with those so if they see his name online, or on TV, they know who he is. He was a good kid, and was a very good Young Marine and U S Marine NCO.

I am attaching 2 special photo’s of him.

1 is from his Recruit Graduation when we had our good friend, Sgt Chuck Taliano, present Josh with his coveted “Rose Garden” poster! The other is from the Westover Young Marine Birthday Ball in 2008, when we created this photo of all of us with our coveted “Rose Garden” Posters. I am attaching one of the cropped versions of that group photo, with Josh and I with our posters. Of course now we have heard that Sgt T is very ill, and this adds to our sadness.

I just wanted to share this, so Josh is not just another name on the news or in the paper!
S/F Kevin Jandreau

Sgt Grit wants to hear from you! Leave your comments below or submit your own story!

Leave a comment