Joshua R. Whittle, 20
Hi, im Joshua Whittle but call me MD ! My family and friends mean the world to me and i would give anything for them. I love going to shows and having fun. I love my job ! I am a UNITED STATES MARINE.
— Joshua Whittle, MySpace page
Although he was only 12 years old, the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks profoundly changed Whittle and eventually sent him down a path from which he never wavered. Whittle wanted nothing more than to become a U.S. Marine. Three weeks after he arrived in Afghanistan for his first combat tour, Whittle was dead, the victim of a land mine.