I miss you very much Sergeant First Class Joshua E Nitz.
My candle will burn forever
Rest in peace and may God ease your family's pain. So many people will miss you. Thank you for your service to our country.
You have given me the most precious gifts in life! You will always be in our hearts!
Till we meet again...please be our guardian angel!
My deepest condolences to Josh's family. I just heard the tragic news. Josh was a beautiful soul, with a heart of gold. No matter the weather, walking into a room and seeing his smiling face you could not help but contagiously follow, he'd leave you feeling uplifted. I will cherish my memories and pray for your families guided healing through god.
To the family of Joshua Nitz: My sincerest condolences on your loss. Sgt. Nitz was my team chief in Kosovo, and I had no idea he had passed on until now. Again, Im sorry for your loss, and I apologize for the tardiness of this message.
You will be greatly missed Joshua. Thank you for serving your country with pride. You were a wonderful, and encouraging young man. May you rest in peace. May your family find peace in knowing they are loved and cared about.
We didn't know each other long, however working with you in Kosovo should me that being yourself is the best way to win hearts. I will miss you.
Was a pleasure serving with you in Kosovo. You will always be remembered. Peace be with you
No parent should ever have to bury a child...even a child who has become a young man. I am so sorry for your loss. My thoughts and prayers are with all of you.
We are saddened to hear the passing of Joshua. We offer our deep felt sympathies to his mom and dad and family.
I became a better person and leader by working with you in Kosovo. You were always winning hearts and minds in all that you did. I look forward to meeting up with you in Heaven when our paths cross again. May peace be upon your loved ones till we all meet again.
So Sad to hear about josh. My deepest sympathy to each of you. May god lovingly hold you in the palm of hi hand and help you through this difficult time. Love you!
May god bless and hold Josh and may He give you strength to overcome your loss
Warrant Officer (Rtrd)
Our deepest sympathy to Josh's family and friends. May God comfort you as you grieve the tremendous loss of your loved one. Know that you are in our prayers. To Joshua - thank you for your courage and service for all of us. In Christ's love - Gerry and Rosalie Canfield
Please know that there is a military mom in Colorado thinking of you, Joshua's loved ones,and praying for your peace and comfort. Your soldier is at peace. I am so deeply sorry for your loss.
"Death leaves a heartache no one can heal,
love leaves a memory no one can steal."
--From a headstone in Ireland
I know how it feels to lose a loved. I also know you will miss him terribly. I didn't him but I am still praying for you all. Always remember the good times and all the great memories you have of him.
I wish to add my condolences to you and all of your family, all with others that have heard Josh's story. I to battle with PTSD on a daily basis. Mine is not from battle in Vietnam but from being severely attacked by other men in the military. My family do not understand why I can't just get over it and move on. I wish I could every day. I to live with the thought of giving up the fight and have tried several times. But I think of my other Comrades in arms who battle with this demon. The ones who been in battle (hand to hand combat),and my friends and family who will miss me even though they don't understand and I try to help other veterans who need someone to listen, someone who understands. I am getting help with my PTSD on a daily basis. So I do want to let you know I to am trying to help other military men and women who suffer with this as well as their families. Just by talking to them and listening can help a lot even if you don't know what to say. Just knowing that there is someone to talk to or to listen to me helps. Again I am sorry for your loss. I rely on God my Heavenly Father a lot to help get me through this very bad times. Trust in him and he will help get you through these dark days. I hope you don't mind me sharing this story with you. This is not about me but I hope by telling this to you will help you to see that there are a lot of us that know some of what Josh went through on a daily basis in hopes this might help you and your family to know that we care about what happened to your son and family member and our thoughts and prayers are with you all. Please feel free to contact me if you would like.
Rest in love now, Warrior!!! Myself and SO many have nothing but respect and admiration for you! !!
Bless you warrior. May you forever reside in the memories of all of us that benefited from your great sacrifice . Peace to your family and brothers and sisters in arms.
Lynn, Mark, Caleb, Matt, Cindy and Zach, you have our deepest sympathy at this great loss. Grieve for Joshua and long for him for as long as it takes. I can't image your feelings; but I do know God cares for us all. We prayed for Joshua and your family quite often. We know that this is not a good thing; but God works all things for the good for us who love him. Peace and love to all of you. We will continue to keep your family before The Lord. Deborah sends her prayers as well.
Grief can be so hard, but our special memories help us cope. Remembering you and your loved one today and always.
My condolences to all of Josh's family and friends. All of you are in my prayers.
I remember always walking in the drill hall and when I look at your face, there was always a smile. You will forever be missed. My heart and prayers are with your family during their time of need. You are not alone.
Joshua's parents were my dearest friends in college. Mark and I shared an old car, travelled to work together in the summer and shared an apartment. Lynn and my friends Melita and Debra were very close. We had devotionals together at the beach and in their home, along the river, and worshipped together from time to time. I knew their love for the Lord, and it gave me strength to serve Him in Africa and now in Iraq. I was in their home shortly before Joshua's birth in 1979. The Spirit of the Lord was in their home even then. This was Joshua's cradle, and I know it was filled with all the love in the world. Now we give something back to them, and their other children from our hearts as they lay him to rest. We remind them how much they loved him, how much of themselves they imparted to him. And commend them on a job well done. The Lord has surely taken him to His own bosom, and they will find him cradled there one day if their love is kept alive, for him and for the Lord. Their joy will be complete.
Our thoughts and prayers are with you all, may you feel the comfort that only can come from our Lord. The Halfhill's (Friends of Shannon)
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 Joshua Eugene Nitz our “Brother-in-Arms”. To his family it symbolizes the love and respect that we have for Josh. And to Josh it is rendered as a symbol of honor and gratitude to thank him for the devoted and selfless service he rendered to his country in support of Kosovo and Operation Iraqi Freedom while serving in the U.S. Army. Josh, no greater patriotism is shown than a soldier devotes his life in service to his country. We bid you a sad farewell. While you will be dearly missed from among our ranks, you will always be remembered for your dedicated and loyal service to our great nation. Be at Ease. Rest in Peace.
On behalf of the 1,261 military veteran Legionnaires of Lowe-McFarlane Post 14 of the American Legion and the 233 veterans of VFW Post 2238 in Shreveport, Louisiana, we extend our sympathies and our condolences to Josh's family and loved ones.
Bobby L. Williams, Commander, American Legion Post 14
5315 South Lakeshore Drive, Shreveport, LA 71109
James Mazariz, Commander, VFW Post 2238
1245 Gary Street, Shreveport, LA 71101
our sympathy goes out to all of you at this sad time.We met Josh for the first and last time when our Granddaughter Shannon brought Him to our house in June We were so excited to know They were planning there wedding and he would be a part of the family We will miss getting to know him better, but from just knowing him for a little while we knew they would be happy together .God will be with all of you Through this terrible loss
We are so saddened to read of Joshua's passing. Our kids spent their young years knowing Josh and his family as neighbors and babysitters. May the Lord bring His peace to you all in this time of darkness. Much love, Jennifer Stenroos and family (Jeff, Lauren, Amanda, Grant)
Will miss you so much man. You were always such light in Kosovo. Charlie Mike.
I'm gonna miss you buddy. You always stepped up when we needed anything. You always looked like you were up to no good with your Chesire cat grin! And you always made me laugh. It was fun when me and our Marine buddy got manicures and you got a pedicure. You were melting in the chair! I hope you are at peace. XXOO Deb
Praying for all of you and remembering Josh and his wonderful heart. There are no words to truly express our sorrow for you. Know that we love you all. Ron and Kim St. Clair
Josh , I salute you , thank you for your devoted service to your country.You were a true hero.to the Nitz family i'm so sorry for loss .God bless all of you.Remember all the great times you had together.
my husband worked with josh in cleveland recruiting. he was a great guy. he was so kind and had a wonderful voice. he will be greatly missed. rest in peace Josh.
Love, encourangement, strength and prayers to all of you, Kim Reynolds
May you be at peace finally!
You know you are not along Nitz family, God will lead you out of this darkness. My thoughts, love and prayers for all of you! Cindy Billideau
You have left footprints here on Earth and especially on all of our hearts. There are no words to describe how deeply you are missed. You lived a life of honor and served as one of the greatest Non Commissioned Officers in the U.S. Army. I know you are still protecting us all from above. You will never be forgotten ~ God Bless
DEAR LYN & FAMILY
CHY & WANDA
SENDING YOU MY VERY DEEPEST SYMPATHY. MAY PRECIOUS MEMORIES HELP HEAL YOUR LOSS. YOUR FOREVER FRIEND NANCY
My deepest sympathy to the family - may memories of your loved one give you peace and comfort you during this difficult time.
My deepest heartfelt prayers go out to Josh's family. My mother's heart breaks with this sad news. As I talk with my daughter, I hear what a special person Josh was. He leaves a legacy of friendship, caring and love that will not be forgotten.
My memories of Josh were always filled with happiness . Heaven has a new angel now to watch over his family and friends, he will be sincerely missed . My thoughts and prayers are with his entire family. RIP Josh
I met Josh about two years ago. He was my friend. I will think of him often with great fondness. I miss him already but know that he will be happy next to God. Christie
Josh I love you so much my sweet angel. It feels lie a bad dream. I will always love you. Please watch over the boys and me. Miss you so much. Always your girl, Shannon
To all those family & friends whose hearts are breaking, we send our love and prayers to comfort you. Josh will forever be your special guardian angel so you will never feel alone. Please accept our deepest sympathies.