SGT Joshua Elliott

Loon Lake, WA

Motivated to serve his country after the 9/11 attacks, Joshua Elliott enlisted in the Marine Corps in 2002.

On April 18, 2011, during his second deployment, Sergeant Elliott was serving as a combat engineer with the 2nd Combat Engineer Battalion attached to the 2nd Battalion, 1st Marines in Sangin District, Afghanistan, when he stepped on an improvised explosive device (IED). He sustained severe injuries, resulting in the amputation of his legs above the knee and injuries to his left arm.

Josh received life-saving treatment at the scene and during the medical evacuation (MEDEVAC) flight. Stateside, he received treatment at Walter Reed Medical Center.

Originally from Washington, Josh and his wife Samantha are choosing to remain in their home state.

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