|Service:||US Marine Corps|
Staff Sergeant Joshua Krueger was born and raised in Milwaukee Wisconsin. After graduating high school in 1997 he enlisted into the United States Marine Corps where he attended basic training in San Diego California. After completion of his basic training he was assigned to first battalion fifth marines as a anti-tank guided missle man. He was deployed with his unit to numerous locations around the globe to include Australia, East Timor, Okinawa, and Egypt. After completion of his tour with the fifth marines Josh was reassigned to the second marine expeditionary force as a detail leader for a twenty five man unit responsible for the safety of high ranking officials within the Iraqi theatre of operations.
On February 28,2005 Josh's detail was struck by an Improvised explosionary device. Josh was critically wounded by the blast and medevaced immediately to Ballad Iraq where he was triaged and stabilized as best as possible. He was then sent to Landstuhl Germany and ultimately to the National Naval Medical Center where the majority of his care would be rendered. After numerous surgeries Josh would begin his rehabilitation. After completion of all of his rehabilitation Josh was medically retired from the USMC on November 26, 2007
Josh now lives in Hubertus Wisconsin with his wife and twin daughters where he works as an operations manager for a fire protection company. He is an avid outdoors man whether it is fishing, hunting or just spending time with his family.