An Airman's Story: Lieutenant Colonel Betty Jane Williams

A Sailor's Story: Aviation Structural Mechanic 2nd Class Troy Josiah


Aviation Structural Mechanic 2nd Class Troy Josiah was born on May 9, 1965, in St. Thomas, US Virgin Islands. He enlisted in the US Navy on February 2, 1985.

ASM2 Troy Josiah served as a mechanic and rescue swimmer aboard the USS Shasta, Caron, and Jason. He deployed to the Persian Gulf with the USS Tripoli on December 1, 1990, for Operation Desert Storm/Desert Shield and the Gulf War.

On December 19,1990,  ASM2 Troy Josiah was killed after the UH1N Huey Helicopter crashed into the Pacific Ocean off the coast of Guam.


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