Joshua M. Snowden

Fallen Hero’s Hometown and State: Dallas, TX

Branch of Service: U.S. Marine Corps

Rank: Staff Sergeant

Staff Sergeant Snowden was a Flight Engineer and Instructor of the Marine Corps KC-130T Hercules. While earning a three-star Marine Corps Combat Aircrew Badge during two separate deployments to Iraq, he also received 16 other medals and awards. He was stationed at Stewart Air National Guard Base until he was tragically killed along with 14 other Marine Corps and a sailor in a military plane crash.

Snowden, or simply “Snow” by all who knew him, was a man who loved God, his family and friends, and America. He was an avid lover of the Dallas Cowboys, Red Dirt country, and working on his trucks. Snow had a gift for giving his undivided attention, and you always wanted to know what was going on in his head. It wasn’t a mystery – just an infectious curiosity of what he was planning on next.

Snow was a remarkable example of bold, passionate, and humble discipleship. Reported by many of his peers, on long flights, if he was not reading the flight manual, he was reading his Bible. His thirst for knowledge was unquenchable. Snow’s faith made him bigger than life. He ran wholeheartedly after the Lord and loved his neighbors.

Age: 31

Date of Death: July 10, 2017

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