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Army Sergeant Joshua J. Kirk, 30, was assigned to the 3 rd Squadron, 61 st Cavalry Regiment, 4th

Brigade Combat Team, 4th Infantry Division, in Fort Carson, CO. He died October, 2009, in

Kamdesh, Afghanistan, of wounds suffered when enemy forces attacked his contingency outpost

with small arms, rocket-propelled grenade and indirect fires. Seven other soldiers were lost as

well. Sgt. Kirk’s family resides in New Hampshire and his daughter is a Folds of Honor

Children’s Fund Scholarship recipient.

Thoughts from his wife Megan,

Josh was extremely passionate about education and learning, there weren’t many times you would find Josh sitting around aimlessly.  He would either have a book in hand or sitting in front of our laptop devouring any useful information he could.  Kensi is the exact same.  There aren’t many meals that go by without me telling her to put the book away.

He was extremely dedicated to his work, but also his family.  Many would have described him as a larger than life character that was first to the fight when bullets started flying, but we knew a very different side of him.   He was often deployed to remote locations with little to no communications but always seemed to find a way to contact his girls.  The excitement he had on the holidays after Kensi was born was palpable.  He was often like a little kid himself at those times.

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