Roads in Collierville were shut down on Tuesday for a brief time to bring a fallen soldier home.
At approximately 12:50 a.m. Sept. 26, Major Trevor Joseph from the Joint Readiness Training Center and Fort Polk’s 1st Battalion, 5th Aviation Regiment was killed in a UH-60 Blackhawk helicopter accident during a JRTC rotation within the Fort Polk training area. Three other 1-5 AV Soldiers were injured.
Joseph, the commander of Charlie Company, 1st Battalion, 5th Aviation Regiment MEDEVAC unit known across the Army as “Cajun Dustoff,” was killed in this aviation accident.
Joseph comes from a family with a tradition of proud military service. He was commissioned in 2008 as a medical services officer and began his exceptional service to the US Army as a pilot.
Joseph took command of C/1-5 AV in July 2018. Over the course of his career he deployed twice to combat in Afghanistan (2010 and 2017). Previous duty stations include Fort Riley, Kan. (2015-2017), Fort Rucker, Ala. (2011-2013), and Fort Bragg, N.C. (2008-2010).
Among his awards and decorations are the Bronze Star, Meritorious Service Medal, Air Medal with Valor, two Army Commendation Medals, Army Achievement Medal, Parachutist Badge, and the Senior Service Medal.