Procession for a Patriot

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From left, Aldermen Maureen Fraser and John Stamps join Town Administrator James Lewellen and Mayor Stan Joyner to pay their respects to Major Trevor Joseph earlier this week.

Family and friends paid their respects to the late Major Trevor Joseph at Harvest Church on Monday. A memorial service was held Tuesday morning at 3645 Forest Hill-Irene Road. Interment was at the West Tennessee State Veterans Cemetery at 4000 Forest Hill-Irene Road.
Major Trevor Joseph was a Houston High School graduate and served as the commander of the Charlie Company, 1st Battalion, 5th Aviation Regiment. Our deepest condolences are with Major Joseph’s family, friends and company in the US Army. Serving one’s country is the highest form of patriotism and we are eternally grateful for the great sacrifice Major Joseph made. Major Trevor Joseph was a true patriot in every respect.
Major Trevor Joseph was carried into Germantown Monday morning. A procession traveled from Collierville down Winchester Road to Harvest Church. Citizens gathered along the curb lane of westbound Winchester Road.
At approximately 12:50 a.m. Sept. 26, 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.
“The Army, JRTC and Fort Polk, and 1-5 AV have lost an exceptional leader, warrior, officer, and pilot. Major Trevor Joseph led the most active MEDEVAC Company in our Army; he excelled leading Cajun Dustoff and ensuring Soldiers in rotation at JRTC had rapid access to medical coverage – his team built readiness for the US Army,” said Brigadier General Patrick D. Frank, Commanding General of the Joint Readiness Training Center and Fort Polk. “Trevor’s spouse, Erin, and his entire Family are in our thoughts and prayers. All 8,000 Soldiers assigned to JRTC and Fort Polk salute Major Joseph and his proud service to our Army and Nation.”
Joseph is survived by his wife, Erin Joseph.
The three injured soldiers are in stable condition. The cause of the accident is under investigation.