Joshua D. Desforges

Age: 23
Branch: U.S. Marine Corps
Rank: Sergeant
Unit: 1st Battalion, 6th Marines, 2nd Marine Division, II Marine Expeditionary Force
Station: Camp Lejeune, NC

Killed in Action: May 12, 2010
Location: Marjah, Helmand Province, Afghanistan
Campaign: Operation Enduring Freedom

Medals & Commendations: Purple Heart, National Defense, Afghanistan Campaign, Global War on Terror

Hometown: Ludlow, MA
Family: He leaves his parents David and Arlene Desforges, his loving, adoring sister Jenelle (peanut) Desforges, family pet Nani, all of Ludlow. He was a cherished grandson of Edward and Anne Martin, of Ludlow, David Desforges and wife Sandy of Westfield and Sylvia Desforges, also of Ludlow. He was a treasured nephew to Thomas and Annie Martin, of Chicopee, and Roger and Heidi Jo Martin of Brimfield. He leaves several cousins, extended family members and dear friends including his best friends Cody Binette, Sergeant Andrew Rouser and their families, and the rest of his brothers of 1/6.