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09-17-2009, 18:24
Staff Sgt. Joshua M. Mills, 25, died on Sept. 16, after his vehicle was struck by an improvised explosive device Sept. 15, while conducting a mounted patrol in the Afghan city of Ghur Ghuri, in support of combat operations while serving with, Company A, 3rd Battalion, 7th Special Forces Group (Airborne).

He deployed in support of Operation Enduring Freedom July 15, 2009 as a member of the Combined Joint Special Operations Task Force – Afghanistan. He was a Special Forces communications sergeant with his unit at Fort Bragg, N.C.
Mills, a native of El Paso, Texas, enlisted into the Army in 2005 as a Special Forces candidate. He attended the Special Forces Qualification Course in March of 2005 and earned the coveted “Green Beret.” He was then assigned to 3rd Bn., 7th SFG (A).

Mills’ military education included Basic Airborne Course, Primary Leadership Development Course, Basic Non-Commissioned Officers Course, Air Movement Operations Course, the Special Forces Qualification Course, and the Special Forces Sniper Course.

His awards and decorations include the Army Service Ribbon, Global War on Terror Ribbon, NCO Professional Development Ribbon, and National Defense Service Ribbon.
Woods is survived by his wife, Magen, and son, Malaki, of Raeford, N.C.; mother Celeste, and father Tommy, of El Paso.
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09-17-2009, 18:36
Rest in Peace SSG. You will always be missed and NEVER forgotten.

molon labe

09-17-2009, 18:53
Rest in Peace

You have served your country and will be missed...

09-18-2009, 02:14
Rest in Peace, Warrior ...................:(

Big Teddy

09-18-2009, 04:38
RIP SSG Mills, Vaya con Dios..

09-18-2009, 07:15
RIP Warrior

09-18-2009, 07:21
Rest in Peace, May God Bless and Keep you always. Thank you for your service.

Red Flag 1
09-18-2009, 09:30
Rest In Peace SSG Mills!

Thank you for your service and sacrifice!

09-18-2009, 09:45
R.I.P. Ssg Mills. Thank you.

09-18-2009, 11:47
Rest in Peace

09-18-2009, 13:56
Rest in Peace

Ambush Master
09-20-2009, 10:43
Rest In Peace Brother!!

The Reaper
09-20-2009, 10:57
RIP, hermano.

Thank you for your service, and your sacrifice.


10-24-2009, 12:10
From the El Paso Times.


El Paso Green Beret Followed Father's Path
El Paso Times, 23 Oct 2009

Staff Sgt. Joshua M. Mills, 24, died in Afghanistan on Sept. 16, the day after a roadside bomb exploded next to his vehicle during a combat patrol.

Mills, a member of the elite Green Berets, was born in El Paso. He was 8 years old when he decided to become a soldier, said Quent Mills, his older brother. Joshua Mills, a graduate of Silva Magnet School, was a member of the Junior ROTC. He relished competing as a member of the Jefferson High School rifle team.

Joshua Mills followed in the footsteps of his father, Tommy. The elder Mills was an air defense soldier who retired at Fort Bliss.

Joshua Mills joined the Army in 2005 as a U.S. Army Special Forces candidate, and successfully completed the course. He also successfully completed the Basic Airborne Course and the Special Forces Sniper Course. Green Berets receive special training and equipment and conduct classified missions. They are considered experts in unconventional warfare. Mills was deployed to Afghan istan on July 15. He was a communications sergeant.

Meaghan Mills (SSG Mills' wife) and Tommy Mills (SSG Mills' father) at memorial service.

Meaghan Mills receiving SSG Mills' Purple Heart award.


10-24-2009, 20:57
Rest In Peace SSG Mills

10-24-2009, 23:15
Rest easy, brother. We won't forget.

10-26-2009, 21:23
I, along with every other GB out here at Bliss, attended the memorial. It was a very solemn event with a standing room only audience.

11-11-2009, 22:28
RIP Brother.

Goggles Pizano
11-11-2009, 22:33
In nomine Patris, et Filii, et Spiritus Sancti, Amen
In pace requiescat SSG Mills, thank you for your service.
Dominus Vobiscum

11-11-2009, 23:08
Rest in Peace, brother warrior...

You will always be in our hearts and minds... for your service to our country... for those things that you believed in... and especially for your ultimate sacrifice.

Condolences to your family...