IMO Sergeant Joshua J. Kirk


Joshua Kirk Maine

Sergeant Joshua J. Kirk, age 30, a native of Maine was killed in action on October 3, 2009 in the Kamdesh District of Nuristan Province, Afghanistan.  He was a Soldier in the 4th Infantry Division assigned to Fort Carson, Colorado.

Kirk was born in Thomaston, Maine.  He lived for a time in Idaho as a young child then returned to Maine.  He attended Camden Hills Regional High School and Southern Maine Community College and was also employed as a carpenter in the construction trade.  In the spring of 2005 he enlisted in the Army.  His was killed during his second tour in Afghanistan; he had previously served there for 15 months on his first tour.

He received numerous medals and awards during his service with the Army. These include the Bronze Star Medal, Purple Heart, Army Commendation Medal, Army Achievement Medal, Army Good Conduct Medal, National Defense Service Medal, Afghanistan Campaign Medal w/ Campaign Star, Global War on Terrorism Service Medal, Army Service Ribbon, Overseas Service Ribbon , NATO Medal - 2, and Combat Action Badge.

He leaves behind his wife and a three-year-old daughter.

Websites Honoring Sergeant Joshua Kirk

Online Guest Book.

Freedom Remembered.

Patriot Guard Riders.

Obituary Notice.

News Articles About Sergeant Joshua Kirk

October 10, 2009.  "Sgt. Joshua J. Kirk".

October 9, 2009.  "Soldier killed in Afghanistan grew up in North Idaho".  The Spokesman-Review.

October 8, 2009.  "Midcoast recalls 'outgoing' soldier".  Bangor Daily News.

October 7, 2009.  "A sad homecoming for a valiant soldier".  Portland Press Herald.

October 7, 2009.  "Soldier killed by Taliban had ties to New Hampshire".  Union Leader.

October 7, 2009.  "Sgt. Joshua J. Kirk Leaves Behind Wife, Young Daughter".

October 7, 2009.  "DoD Identifies Army Casualties".  DefenseLink News Release.

October 6, 2009.  "Soldier from South Portland killed in battle".  Portland Press Herald.

October 6, 2009.  "Man with local ties killed in Afghanistan".  Village Soup Network.

October 6, 2009.  "Bodies of soldiers killed in Afghanistan back in U.S.".  CNN.

October 6, 2009.  "6 soldiers, one from Maine, killed in Afghanistan return to US".  Sun Journal.

October 6, 2009.  "Officials confirm death of Maine Soldier".  Bangor Daily News.

October 6, 2009.  "Maine Soldier Killed in Afghanistan".  My Fox Maine.

October 5, 2009.  "South Portland Soldier Among 8 Killed In Attack".  WMTW 8.

October 5, 2009.  "Soldier From Maine Killed in Afghanistan".  WCSH 6.

October 5, 2009.  "U.S. still holds outpost after raid".  Portland Press Herald.

October 4, 2009.  "8 US Troops Killed in Fierce Afghan Fighting".  WMTW 8.



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Sergeant Joshua J. Kirk, of Maine, KIA in Afghanistan October 2009

SGT Joshua J. Kirk, KIA in Afghanistan Oct 2009, native of Maine
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