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November 11, 2015
Thank You for the ultimate sacrifice. Gone But Not Forgotten.
May 25, 2015
Gone But Not Forgotten
Thank You for the ultimate sacrifice
February 13, 2015
I remember watching you guys head out that afternoon on your last patrol. I remember that wake up call in the middle of the night. I remember when they brought you guys in off of the Stryker. I remember seeing your wife's picture in your shirt sleeve pocket. I remember wishing I could have saved any one of you 4. I remember praying for your family, who, at that moment did not know of your departure. I remember loading you guys on the Blackhawk. I remember your memorial service. I will never forget. RIP HERO.
November 11, 2014
Thank You for the ultimate sacrifice
November 09, 2014
Rest in Peace brave soldier, never forgotten.
November 08, 2014
I miss you dearly everyday.. RIP Nathaniel... My heart will never be the same...
October 24, 2013
Words can't express the hurt I feel because you're gone... you are truly missed but you will forever remain in my heart
November 17, 2012
hi im alicia ford and josh and I went to church together and sang in the youth choir... no matter what was going on or how i was feeling josh ALWAYS spoke to me and he always seem cheerful i was devastated when i heard of his passing but then i felt proud... someone that i can proudly say did a brave deed and it takes a lot to fight in the war so my condolensces goes out to the nelson family and josh i will forever salute you rest in peace my friend
November 14, 2012
I am so so so sorry for your loss. I choose him for my English biography assignment about an American soilder. I never knew him, but seeing his face.. he just looks like a nice person. In his face I see joyful strengh if that makes sense.. n for this very reason im gonna write a paper about him. Again im deeply sorry for your condolences :'(. May the Lord rest your soul Joshua N. Nelson
November 03, 2012
Happy Birthday Josh
Tell my grandm u r my friend

November 02, 2012
Prayer Shawls 4 Fallen Soldiers ( is an organization with groups throughout the country who work to send handmade prayer shawls and/or lap robes to families who have lost a loved one while serving our country. Members of Trindle Spring Lutheran Church would like to honor your son and husband's sacrifice and memory by sending our prayers and comfort through a prayer gift which will be mailed to you. If you are interested, please contact me at with the names and addresses of those who would like to receive one and which gift they would like to receive. We will send our gift as soon as possible. Also, if you know of any other families who are grieving the loss of a loved on who died while serving our country, please pass along my e-mail address. May God bless you and comfort you in the days ahead. Sincerely, Lynne
October 29, 2012
You will always be in our hearts Josh. I miss you and will never forget you. We are so proud of you. I am so grateful that I got a chance to know you.....Love Always Ms. Vanessa
October 18, 2012
Josh Was A Good Person Had A Good Heart Kept People Laughin He Was Always In Good Spirits Im Gonna Miss Him Soooo Much He Taught Me Alot In Life I Thank Him For That & Not Only For That But For Fightin For Our Country Rip Josh
October 07, 2012
I know there are no words to say at this time, except how sorry that I am. My thoughts and prayers are with you always. Joshua will never be forgotten.

For you every single soldier
Those who served so honorable
Your life was forever altered
While I'm home safe and free
I stand with grateful admiration
I stand respectful and so proud
I know I'm only a civilian
And I don't even know if it's allowed

But I salute you; allow me the honor
to salute you with permission let me say
Even though I hold no rank know that from my heart
My humble gratitude comes from the deepest part.
I salute you.

For those missing in action;
for those who didn't make it home.
I know you're in God's presence you are not alone.
For every neatly folded flag;
for every shattered family
I will do the only thing I know to dignify your memory.

I salute you, allow me the honor
to salute you with permission let me say
even though I hold no rank know that from my heart
my humble gratitude comes from the deepest part.

I salute you .

I Salute You.

Suzanne MacDaniel - A Proud Aunt
Colonie, NY
SGT. David M. Fisher
KIA 12/1/04 - Iraq
October 06, 2012
So sad for your loss
October 03, 2012
Thank you for your service sir! Praying for comfort for your family.
October 03, 2012
To Josh's family. I am so sorry for your loss. Josh always knew how to make me smile when I was feeling down. I will miss him. He will never be forgotten. He was my brother. I will be praying for all of you. There is just not enough words to describe Josh, his great and caring personality. He will be deeply missed. Josh, thank you again.
-SSG Trent, Gregory
September 28, 2012
Hi I didn't know Joshua but recently my daughter passed two weeks ago at the age of 19 @ I just want You to know that I am sorry for your loss.Please continue to stay Strong because even though they are not here with us they will never be forgotten
September 28, 2012
First, I want to give my deepest sympathy to the family and friends of Josh. I heard about all the laughter and smiles that he carried with him. So during this time of sorrow, Thank God for the Angel that He lent you for awhile. He brought his family & friends laughter and an everlasting smile. When your feelings run rampant and your tears begin to fall, His spirit will surround you, giving comfort to you all.
September 27, 2012
prayers for your family during this hard time. Thanks for all you did in the miltary. we appreciate you and everyone else protecting our country.
September 27, 2012
What do you say to a hero who gave his life for complete strangers in his own country. Thank you sounds so little. Thank you soldier for defending my freedom and protecting me as your sister. I know you are now in the arms of God serving in his Army in heaven. May God wrap his loving arms around your family and friends during this difficult time. Thank you for your service soldier and thank you brother for my freedom. Your sacrifice will not be forgotten. I hope to hug you one day and thank you when I go to the kingdom of heaven.
September 27, 2012
Brian, My friend i am so very sorry for the loss of your Son. I pray that you and your family will find the peace that passes all understanding and that your hearts will soon begin to mend! from My Family to Yours, our prayers are with you and I love you!
September 27, 2012
We as Skeet family sends out our condolence during this time of your sorrow. Jousha will be truely missed and we love him dearly. Sorry we couldn't make it to the funeral. Always know the family that you are always in our prayers and heart and we are always here for you. God Bless Brian. Lisa,Jemints,Jamia,Dontario,Tim,Michelle,Myshyla,Timarra. We Love You!
September 27, 2012
I didn't have the privilege of knowing Joshua, but I wanted his family to know they are in my thoughts and prayers. It's encouraging to know there are still fine young men and women like him ready to step up and defend their country, and serve with pride. Thank you, Josh, for your service and commitment, and thank you to his family for letting him go. Praying God's peace and comfort for you in the days to come.
September 27, 2012
To the Nelson Family:
Please accept my deepest sympathy for the loss of your loved one and hero Joshua, and
my sincerest gratitude for his service for our country.
God Bless you Spc. Joshua N. will not be forgotten.
September 27, 2012
My thoughts and prayers are with you in your time of grief. May your memories bring you comfort.
September 27, 2012
You will be missed Josh.
September 26, 2012
Brian it seems like just a few days ago we were talking about your son comming home from Afganistan....Your pride and love showed through in every word you spoke. My deepest sympathy to you and your family. There are really no words to make this time in your life any better just know that your co-workers are here for you. Thank God for your Guardian Angel....God Bless.
September 26, 2012
My heart, and prayers goes out to the Nelson family. May God watch over you in your time of sorrow. Just continue to look towards the hills for your help, and strength.
September 26, 2012
Praying for the strength to cover you doing this time.....Bishop Kamia White
September 26, 2012
May God strengthen and comfort you and the family during this time of bereavement. I am so sorry for your loss, but God is able.
September 26, 2012
Qumisha, Brian, Kathy and family and friends continue to trust God and know He will tenderly comfort you and He will give you the strength to endure in the days of ahead. God bless you all. Joshua will be greatly missed but not forgotton his love for others will last forever in our hearts.
September 26, 2012
September 26, 2012
God Bless SPC. Joshua N. Nelson. Thank you for your service to keep us all safe. God Bless your family and friends.
September 26, 2012
Please know that this Battle is the Lord's. He will never leave you, nor forsake you. God is going to carry you through.
September 26, 2012
To the Nelsn's Family;I realy can't find the words to say for your prescious lost, however, I do know that God is in the midst of it all,is there for you, and will continue to carry you through. Thank you for your son's bravery and honor in helping protect you and I. We love you and will forever carry you in our hearts. We salute you Joshua.
September 26, 2012
The Final Salute

“Brothers in Arms”, Military men and women down through the centuries, have traditionally exchanged “Hand Salutes” as a sign of recognition and as a way to render courtesy and respect one to another.

This “Hand Salute” is the last that we shall render to our Brother-in-Arms, SPC Joshua N. Nelson, U.S. Army. To his family it symbolizes the love and respect that we have for Joshua. And to Joshua it is rendered as a symbol of honor and gratitude to thank him for the ultimate sacrifice he made for his country while opposing enemy forces in Afghanistan. Joshua you gave the last full measure of devotion for what you believed in and fought for. No greater love and patriotism are shown than when a man lays down his life in service to his country. Joshua, you are a brave American Warrior, a true Patriot and a national Hero. With your passing, our Country has lost a National Treasure. We bid you a sad farewell. You will be dearly missed from among our ranks. Be at ease. Rest in Peace.

On behalf of the 1,261 members of Lowe-McFarlane Post 14 of the American Legion in Shreveport, Louisiana, I extend our sympathies and our condolences to Joshua's family and loved ones.

Stephen J. Lavery, Commander, American Legion Post 14
5315 S. Lakeshore Drive, Shreveport, LA 71109
September 26, 2012
To the family of Joshua Nelson my thoughts and prayers are with you during this difficult time. Josh was such a wonderful young man and I enjoyed working with him. He was very kind, funny, and respectful. There are no words to bring comfort when you lose a loved one but I hope you all can find peace in knowing that Josh was a positive part of so many lives.
September 26, 2012
To the entire Nelson Family,
There are no words to say that can make this easier. The tears that fall are caught in the heart of God. You are facing a storm in your lives right now but know that God is with you during this storm. Josh will be truly missed by all that knew him and those that knew he fought for our Country. Truly his Hero has welcome him into His army and Josh now stands at attention with his Commander in Chief. Our prayers are with you and will continue to be with you long after this day is over. God's love and blessings to you always. "And this is His commandment... Love one another"
Author/Inspirational Speaker
September 26, 2012
Dear Family,
God bless you and know that Joshua will not be forgotten. Prayers from our family to yours.

Eva Honaker
GoldStar Mother
SPC Christopher Honaker
September 26, 2012
To the Nelson family our thoughts and prayers are with you all.
September 26, 2012
God bless the Nelson family I am so sorry for your lost I will be prayingfor y'all in the days to come.
September 25, 2012
To the Nelson family: Nothing I write will take away the sorrow that you are experiencing at this time. My heart goes out to you for your loss. SPC. Josh Nelson is one of the United States HEROES because He gave everything for the freedom of this country. I know your pain because we lost our Grandson June 24, 2008 in Iraq. May God bless you.
September 25, 2012
May God keep you and strengthen You all..God Bless.
September 25, 2012
To The Nelson Family, Praying for your strength now and in the days ahead. May you find comfort in knowing that Josh served his country so that we may continue to live freely. Josh was fun loving and had a gentenle spirit. I can clearly reflect back to the time that I first met Josh. and all I could do was to smile. Be Encouraged and know that Josh is in the arms of God and fighting in Gods Army.
September 25, 2012
Sending thoughts and prayers to Joshua's wife and family. Remembering a true hero today and always.
September 25, 2012
Praying for the Nelson Family.
September 25, 2012
To the Nelson family:You have my deepest sympathy and prayers. God bless you.
September 25, 2012
I never met your son, nor his family, but I am part of his American family. My heart, my thoughts & my prayers are with you. My son is also is in Afganistan. I am so sorry for your loss
September 25, 2012
While I did not know Joshua, I want to thank him and his family for his service and sacrafice for our country and our freedoms. Thank you and may God bless you all in this time of sorrow.
September 25, 2012
To The Nelson Family:
This is a difficult time that our families are going through, but God has reached down and picked another one of his beautiful flowers to add to his heavenly arrangements. Our hearts are broken but we are holding on to God's unchanging hands, because he has them wrapped all around us.Prayers and love is being expressed from every direction and I know we will get through this with the mighty help of God. Let's continue to love one another and keep each other lifted up in prayer.
Josh was a wonderful nephew and I am so glad that he bonded with Jacquan when they first met. Jacquan had the opportunity to chat with him on the day he passed away. He will cherish those last words shared for a lifetime.
Mrs. Joyce A. Greene Benjamin & Family.
a lifetime.
September 25, 2012
Brian, Val & the entire Nelson family. We thank Josh for the battles he fought for our country, but please remember that THIS BATTLE is not yours. It's the Lord's. Give it to him and know that he's cradling Asher in his arms. How awesome to have your very own guardian angels! The prayers of my family are with all of you.
September 25, 2012
To The Family & Friends of
Spc.Joshua N Nelson
Please accept my deepest sympathy in the loss of Your HERO. May He Rest In Peace. May God comfort You during this difficult time. Thank You for the ultimate sacrifice.
September 25, 2012
May God bless and comfort this family. Joshua chose to protect our country and those on foreign soil. May he rest in peace knowing his country and county is proud of him.
September 25, 2012
To the Nelson Family
My thoughts and prayers are with you. I thank Joshua for his selfless sacrifice and pray that God will give those that remain peace in knowing that he was a hero in every sense and it is men and women like him who keep our country free. May God wrap His loving arms around you and comfort you.
September 25, 2012
Thank you for your service! May you rest in peace and your family remember the good times. You will not be forgotten. God bless you and your family.
September 25, 2012
May the love and peace of God comfort you in your time of sorrow.
September 25, 2012
September 25, 2012
To the Nelson family, we send our most sincere condolences to you during your time of loss! May you find strength in the outpouring of love and prayers being sent to you now. Be encouraged!
September 25, 2012
May God bless you and your family in this time of sorrow.
September 25, 2012
To the Nelson Family. May you sense His words being spoken to your tender hearts. I am your God and I will be your comfort. May His infinite compassion give you peace to carry you through this time.
September 25, 2012
To the Nelson Family: Josh was a respectful and delightful young man. I knew him from Mt. Calvary FWB Church and as a member the J.H. Rose High School "Marching Rampants". We extend our heartfelt sympathy in the sorrow of his passing. Our prayer to GOD is for your comfort and peace in the days ahead.
September 25, 2012
My deepest condolences to the entire Nelson family. Your brave soldier gave the ultimate sacrifice to those he loved and to a country he loved. May the Lord hold you all close to Him as you continue on without your beloved Joshua. Thank you for your service and may you RIP as you watch over your loving family.
September 25, 2012
To Mrs. Qumashia Nelson and the entire Nelson family,

I would like to express my condolences in your time of sorrow. I meet Josh some years back and from what I know about him he was a person that always kept a smile on his face. One thing that you can remember about his legacy is that he will be thought of as a hero not only for the friends and family member here in Pitt and surrounding areas but within our Nation. My prayers and thoughts are with you.
September 25, 2012
I didn't know Speicalist Nelson but wish to send my condolences to his family and say thank you for serving our country. He has certainly given all and is much appreciated.
September 25, 2012
"Earth has no sorrow that Heaven cannot heal"

Mrs. Quamesha and the entire Nelson Family,

It is my prayer that you are comforted by the presence of the Holy Spirit in this your hour of bereavement. Joshua, as I remember him, was always a prankster/comedian who never met a stranger. He will be truly missed.

With Deepest Sympathy,

yours truly and the J.H. Rose High School Class of 2008
September 25, 2012
Qumashia & entire Nelson families:
Just a note of condolence to all family & friends of Josh,as we call him. We are sorry for our loss;however Heaven has gained an angelic angel to help watch over us and to help remember and keep embedded in our hearts the love and kindness he gave to all who knew him. Rest in Peace;our dear son/brother/husband. God Bless You All.
September 24, 2012
I'm proud to have worked and learned beside this guy. He was always willing to go the extra mile and was just a great person. R.I.P BATTLE
September 23, 2012
To the family of SPC. Joshua N. Nelson, my prayers and condolences! You are definitely in my prayers!
September 23, 2012
To the Family & Friends of
Spc. Joshua N Nelson
Please accept my deepest sympathy in the loss of Your HERO. May He Rest In Peace. May God comfort You during this difficult time. Thank You for the ultimate sacrifice.
September 22, 2012
Our family knows the pain and heartache your family is going through. We are so sorry for your loss. Your family is in our thoughts and prayers.

The Kirton Family
Army CPL Brandon Kirton
KIA 5/18/11 - Afghanistan
September 22, 2012
To the family of Spc. Joshua Nelson I offer my deepest symapthy. All give some, some give all. Thank you Joshua Nelson for your military service and willingness to fight for the free world.
September 21, 2012
To the family of SPC Joshua N. Nelson - May God bless you and your family in this time of sorrow. He was a great Soldier! I'm proud to have known him.
September 20, 2012
To the family of Joshua N. Nelson~ Words can not express our gratitude nor our sorrow for the sacrifice given. We will pray for you, for the deep pain and sorrow you are feeling now. Please know that we will not forget! May God wrap His loving arms around you and comfort you at this time.
September 20, 2012
God Bless SPC. Joshua N. Nelson. Thank you for your service to keep us all safe. God Bless your family and friends and know their heartache is shared by others. Rest in Peace Brother.
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