- 23 years old
- Date of birth: Oct 14, 1986
- Date of passing: Sep 18, 2010
|Let the memory of Joshua be with us forever|
Joshua Harton, 23, lost his life in the line of duty September 18, 2010 in Afghanistan.
He enlisted in the Army shortly before his 21st birthday, had served a tour in Iraq and had been recently stationed at Forward Operating Base Griffin in Afghanistan. Joshua was due to return home in just a few months.
Cpl. Joshua A. Harton, a U.S. Army soldier from Bethlehem, was killed Saturday, September 18, 2010, during a combat ambush in Afghanistan.
Born October 14, 1986 in Sellersville, PA, he was the son of Ruth Shirey Harton.
Joshua was a courageous soldier who proudly served his country. He was assigned to the 3rd Battalion, 6th Field Artillery Regiment, 1st Brigade Combat Team, 10th Mountain Division (Light Infantry) in Fort Drum, N.Y., and was a cannon crew member. He had served a tour in Iraq and was most recently stationed at Forward Operating Base Griffin in Afghanistan.
He received many soldier's honors including; the Army Commendation Medal, National Defense Service Medal, Afghanistan Campaign Medal, NATO Medal, Global War on Terrorism Service Medal, and the Army Good Conduct Medal. He was also awarded the following; the Army Service Ribbon, Overseas Service Ribbon, Combat Action Badge and the Driver Mechanic Badge. He had also completed the Field Artillery Cannon Systems Qualification Course and the Combat Lifesavers Course.
Prior to joining the Army, Josh worked locally for UPS. On a personal note, he was an extremely dedicated and loyal friend to those close to him. He considered his friends as family.
He was a member of the Society for Creative Anachronism. Josh enjoyed engaging in the sport of Air-Soft and was a member of the Triple Threat Air-Soft team.
Surviving, in addition to his mother Ruth, are one sister and one maternal grandmother.
"oh dear Lord. it is really sad to see such young life come to an end with such a tragic way . on the 19 0f September one day after my son Alexander Harton was born in Australia.
may he rest in pace. may the Lord comfort the love one."
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