1LT Joshua C. Hurley

1LT Joshua C. Hurley 1

1st LT. JOSHUA C. HURLEY - U.S. Army

Hometown / City: LEXINGTON, VA LEXINGTON (CITY)
Date of Death: Saturday, November 1, 2003
Conflict: Operation Iraqi Freedom (Iraq)
Branch: U.S. Army
Rank: 1st Lt.
Unit: C COMPANY, 326TH ENGINEER BATTALION, FORT CAMPBELL, KY 42223

Birth: unknown
Death: Nov. 1, 2003

Associated PressFORT CAMPBELL, Ky. — A lieutenant from Virginia was identified as one of two soldiers from the 101st Airborne Division killed Saturday in northern Iraq in a roadside bombing.1st Lt. Joshua C. Hurley, 24, of Clifton Forge, Va., and Spc. Maurice Johnson, 21, of Levittown, Penn., were both killed in Mosul when the Humvee they were riding in was hit by an improvised explosive device. Hurley was assigned to the 101st’s 326th Engineer Battalion and Johnson to the 501st Signal Battalion.The 101st is based at Fort Campbell, Ky., on the Tennessee border about 50 miles northwest of Nashville. In Clifton Forge, Hurley was remembered as a dedicated man who loved his family and his country. His wife, Teresa, is also a soldier assigned to the 101st in Iraq, and is on her way back to the U.S. He had no children.“He really believed in what he was doing,” his younger sister and only sibling, Amanda Hurley, told The Leaf-Chronicle of Clarksville, Tenn. “The last letter I got from him, he was ready to come home and go hunting and fishing. He loved being an engineer officer.”“We were pretty close. We’re a real close family,” she added. “We’re just pulling together and trying to get through it.”Hurley joined the Army in 2001 as a 2nd lieutenant after graduating from the Virginia Military Institute. His sister said VMI was the only school he ever wanted to attend.

Died:November 01, 2003

Associated PressFORT CAMPBELL, Ky. — A lieutenant from Virginia was identified as one of two soldiers from the 101st Airborne Division killed Saturday in northern Iraq in a roadside bombing.1st Lt. Joshua C. Hurley, 24, of Clifton Forge, Va., and Spc. Maurice Johnson, 21, of Levittown, Penn., were both killed in Mosul when the Humvee they were riding in was hit by an improvised explosive device. Hurley was assigned to the 101st’s 326th Engineer Battalion and Johnson to the 501st Signal Battalion.The 101st is based at Fort Campbell, Ky., on the Tennessee border about 50 miles northwest of Nashville.In Clifton Forge, Hurley was remembered as a dedicated man who loved his family and his country.His wife, Teresa, is also a soldier assigned to the 101st in Iraq, and is on her way back to the U.S. He had no children.“He really believed in what he was doing,” his younger sister and only sibling, Amanda Hurley, told The Leaf-Chronicle of Clarksville, Tenn. “The last letter I got from him, he was ready to come home and go hunting and fishing. He loved being an engineer officer.”“We were pretty close. We’re a real close family,” she added. “We’re just pulling together and trying to get through it.”Hurley joined the Army in 2001 as a 2nd lieutenant after graduating from the Virginia Military Institute. His sister said VMI was the only school he ever wanted to attend.

Burial:
Unknown