US Army Staff Sergeant Joshua Throckmorton, age 28, was killed in action in Paktia province, Afghanistan on Tuesday 5th July 2011 when a roadside bomb detonated against his patrol vehicle.
SSgt. Throckmorton was a native of Battle Creek, Michigan and a father of three.
SSgt. Throckmorton was based in Germany and served with the 709th Military Police Battalion, 18th Military Police Brigade, 21st Theater Sustainment Command. He had previously spent fifteen months in Iraq and was three months in to a one year deployment in Afghanistan.