Joshua T. Byers

Fallen Hero’s Hometown and State: Sparks, NV

Branch of Service: U.S. Army

Rank: Captain

Captain Joshua Byers graduated West Point in 1996 and served as an Armor Officer in the US Army. He commanded FoxTroop, 2nd Battalion, 3rd Armored Calvary Regiment, out of Fort Carson, CO. He was killed when his convoy hit an I.E.D. in Ramadi, Iraq.

He had a strong faith and he truly cared about his job as an officer leading soldiers. Anyone who knew Josh will remember his enthusiasm and his courage. He could make you laugh in conditions that would not warrant a smile. Josh put his soldiers above everything else and kept morale high, often at his own expense.

Age: 29

Date of Death: July 23, 2003

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