Trevor Philip Joseph (May 7, 1986 - Sept. 26, 2019) was born in Orlando, FL to his parents, Peter and Nancy Joseph. In 2003, he met the love of his life, Erin Joseph, and so began the sweetest, truest love story ever told. They married on June 1, 2008 and recently celebrated their 11th year wedding anniversary.
Major Joseph was a 2004 graduate of Houston High School, in Collierville, TN, and excelled there in both his academics as well as on the soccer field. He was a loyal Tennessee Vols fan and attended the University of Tennessee Knoxville until 2008, when he was commissioned as a medical services officer in the US Army. Soon after, he began his extraordinary career as a MEDEVAC helicopter pilot.
Major Joseph was the Commander of “Cajun Dustoff” MEDEVAC unit in Fort Polk, LA at the time of his death. He was an exceptional leader and courageous aviator who was always proud to go above and beyond for his soldiers and never hesitated at any mission, no matter the risk. Over his 11 year career, Major Joseph deployed twice to Afghanistan (2010 and 2017) and was awarded multiple honors including: the Bronze Star, Meritorious Service Medal, Air Medal with Valor and Combat, two Army Commendation Medals, Army Achievement Medal, Parachutist Badge, Combat Action Badge and the Senior Aviator Badge. He was also one of four soldiers who were awarded “Rescue Of the Year” for their bravery and courage shown during a difficult MEDEVAC mission while in Afghanistan in 2016.
Major Joseph is survived by his loving wife, Erin Joseph; devoted parents, Peter and Nancy Joseph; a brother, Peter Chadwick (Shannon) Joseph, Jr.; parents-in-law, Tom and Karen Tutt; brothers-in-law, Taylor (Elaina) Tutt and Trevor Tutt; and sisters-in-law, Jackie Tutt, Jessie (Kelly) Edwards, and Allison Tutt. He also leaves behind many adoring nephews and nieces; Philip and Nathanael Joseph, and Audrey, Emmett, and Evelyn Edwards; as well as several loving aunts, uncles and cousins. In addition, his two “furry” children, Charlie and Layla.
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