In a ceremony at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday, January 15, 2020, the City of Leesville honored Maj. Trevor Phillip Joseph as the first member of the Wall of Heroes in the City Council meeting room. Following the prayer and the pledge, City of Leesville Mayor Rick Allen, Brig. Gen. Pat Frank and Louisiana Senator Mike Reece addressed the room, filled with leadership from Fort Polk, community members, Rep. Charles Owens and the family of Maj. Joseph.
Mayor Allen read a Proclamation designating this as Maj. Trevor Phillip Joseph Day.
Maj. Trevor Philip Joseph, of Collierville, TN died in a UH-60 Blackhawk helicopter crash during a rescue mission in the training area on September 26, 2019.
He was the commander of the “Cajun Dustoff” medevac unit when he died.
During his 11 years of service, he was deployed twice to Afghanistan.
Joseph earned the Bronze Star, Meritorious Service Medal, Air Medal with Valor, two Army Commendation Medals, Army Achievement Medal, Parachutist Badge and the Senior Service Medal.