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Old May 20th, 2010, 13:58
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Local Jeep-loving marine dies in afghanistan (Joshua "JoshDes" Desforges)

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LUDLOW - Marine Sgt. Joshua D. Desforges, of Ludlow, was killed Wednesday in the Helmand province of Afghanistan, the Department of Defense announced on Thursday.
A Defense Department release said Desforges, 23, died while supporting combat operations in the province, which is the southwest corner of Afghanistan, roughly 100 miles west of the city of Qandahar. He was assigned to 1st Battalion, 6th Marine Regiment, 2nd Marine Division, II Marine Expeditionary Force, Camp Lejeune, N.C.
He had a few posts on naxja, here was one introducing himself.

http://www.naxja.org/forum/showpost....&postcount=257


here is the news story

http://www.masslive.com/metrowest/re...490.xml&coll=1
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Old May 20th, 2010, 14:34
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Re: Local Jeep-loving marine dies in afghanistan



RIP

Thanks for posting a link Billy...
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Old May 20th, 2010, 14:50
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damn that sucks
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Old May 20th, 2010, 15:10
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RIP

Looks like his family wants to be left alone for a while from that article. Let me know if you figure anything out or if there is anything I can help with.
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Old May 20th, 2010, 15:11
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Re: Local Jeep-loving marine dies in afghanistan

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Old May 20th, 2010, 16:12
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Re: Local Jeep-loving marine dies in afghanistan

RIP..

Billy, did you know him personally?
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Old May 20th, 2010, 16:28
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Old May 20th, 2010, 17:03
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Re: Local Jeep-loving marine dies in afghanistan

Oh man, this is so sad.

RIP Joshua
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Old May 20th, 2010, 17:07
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Re: Local Jeep-loving marine dies in afghanistan

Real sad to hear. It takes the utmost level of courage and bravery to do what our armed service members do every day. I thank God daily that they are protecting us over there instead of on our soil. RIP Joshua.
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Old May 20th, 2010, 18:41
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Old May 20th, 2010, 18:47
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Old May 20th, 2010, 18:48
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Re: Local Jeep-loving marine dies in afghanistan

very sad. He had the courage to do what many in our country wouldn't step up to do. My thoughts are with his family and friends. May he rest in peace.
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Old May 20th, 2010, 19:13
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Thank you, Josh, for your service. Rest in peace.
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Old May 20th, 2010, 19:24
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Old May 20th, 2010, 20:29
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Re: Local Jeep-loving marine dies in afghanistan

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RIP..

Billy, did you know him personally?

I did not know him personally, but i remember seeing his jeep around town when he was home on leave. I also drove by his house for work and they have several XJs and a huge wooden American flag in the yard.

Traffic in Ludlow was at a standstill all over town today for the funeral. Ludlow public schools were given the day off and alot of businesses closed down so employees could attend the memorial. I passed through on my way home from work and it really took my breath away to see how the whole town seemingly showed up to pay their respects.
 


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