Army Sgt. Joshua J. Kirk

Army Sgt. Joshua J. Kirk

Died October 3, 2009 serving during Operation Enduring Freedom

30, of South Portland, Maine; assigned to the 3rd Squadron, 61st Cavalry Regiment, 4th Brigade Combat Team, 4th Infantry Division, Fort Carson, Colo.; died Oct. 3 in Kamdesh, Afghanistan, of wounds suffered when enemy forces attacked his contingency outpost with small arms, rocket-propelled grenade and indirect fires.


  1. Today is Josh’s birthday. He would have been 32 years and I would have teased him and asked how many more years before we started calling him Old Grumpy, which was our nickname for our dad. Happy Birthday in heaven Josh, I love and miss you.
    In only one month we will host Run for the Fallen Idaho. Gold Star families, friends and supporters from all over will gather to honor Idaho’s fallen heroes. Although Josh was born in Maine and enlisted from there while in college, he lived most of his life in Bonners Ferry, Idaho. We will honor and remember him and 43 other brave men and women with ties to Idaho. Our fallen heroes will never be forgotten!

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