This Memorial Page Established by-Lisa A. Thompson
In Honor Of SPC Joshua Lee Plocica
SPC Joshua Lee Plocica was born on October 18, 1987 in Elizabethtown, KY. He graduated
from Rossview High School in Clarksville, TN in May, 2006 (lived in Clarksville, TN from the
age of 6 years old). He always knew he wanted to join the military from a young age to follow
in the footsteps of his grandfather, Retired Chief Warrant Officer III Michael T. True and his
uncle, Master Sergeant William C. Clark, II. He joined the Army and left for basic training and
advanced individual training in Fort Benning, GA on August 9, 2006. After completing his
training, he was assigned to B/1-66, 1st Brigade, 4th Infantry Division in Fort Hood, TX. He
was deployed to Iraq on March 9, 2008.

Words can't begin to describe SPC Plocica. He was so vibrant and full of life, with big dreams
of what he would one day accomplish in his life. He had so many ideas of what he wanted to
do with his life and what he wanted to become one day. He wanted to one day own his own
fitness gym and be a personal trainer to help others accomplish their personal goals, maybe
work on a Drug Task Force at some point, become a Police Officer, or just rent jet skis on a
beautiful, tropical island somewhere and "live the good life" as he always said! Josh gave
110% to whatever he set his mind to do. He was such a positive influence to those around
him...he could always turn the worst situation into something bearable. He was always the
first to find some humor in a bad situation.  He was fierce & loyal, kind, loving, soft-hearted
and gentle. Yet, he was so brave and always ready to fight to the end to protect those he

SPC Plocica's awards include the Bronze Star, Purple Heart, Army Good Conduct Medal,
National Defense Service Medal, Iraqi Campaign Medal, Global War on Terrorism Service
Medal, and his Combat Infantryman Badge.

May 23, 2015
Kim and Jon Jensen
Josh was the nephew that every aunt wanted to have. He was handsome, caring, thoughtful,
polite and just the best young man possible. Having had the privilege to see him grow into
that wonderful young man warms my heart. He adored his mom and loved his sister. Josh
loved his family fiercely and always had a smile for us. He left us way too soon but we have
the best guardian angel watching over us that we could have. I cant wait to see him and that
smile of his again. I love you Josh.

Aunt Kim

September 10, 2012
Barbara Ramsey Markow
I am a mother, with a son who was born just 8 days after you and like you, he attended his
basic training and AIT at Ft. Benning, Georgia so I know the pride and fear that your mother
felt when you answered the call to serve our great country.  It is men like you that we look up
to and hold you in the highest esteem as our heroes.  

On my sons graduation day, 24/08/2012, I placed your KIA bracelet on my right wrist and
vowed that you would never been forgotten and after reading the beautiful tributes attesting
to the person you were, I see now how forgetting you would never be possible.  I can see
where you were a joy to many and that you were greatly loved!

Joshua, although we never met in this life, I know one day we will and until then I will hold
you and your family in my prayers.

June 21, 2011
Linda :Nana Jorgenson
Josh  It is really hard for me to believe you have been gone three years. I think of you daily
and always with great love and admiration for your sweet spirit and ability to love. Your love
of country and family drove you to be the excellent human being that you were. You are
everything anyone could want in a beloved grandson as well as a fine young man.  YOU WILL

May 15, 2011
Kristen Sketchley, SGT, USA
I have been wearing you KIA bracelet since 15 Nov 2008...I have never and will never take it
off. I promise to keep your memory alive didn't die in vain...YOU ARE NOT

April 13, 2010
Tom Dever
I have been wearing SPC Plocica's KIA bracelet for a year and a half now and want to say
that I pray for his family when I look at his name and he will never be forgotton as long as I
wear his name. Army Strong!

August 24, 2009
Jay &Jennifer Hierro
In Honor Of Joshua Plocica
Josh was like our own son, he was the type of person that everyone dreams of being, but
few succeed to be.  Josh will always be in our every though and heart.  One day we will see
you again, until then watch over us.
Spc. Joshua L. Plocica
United States Army
KIA 25 June 2008, Iraq
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20, of Clarksville, Tenn.; assigned to the 1st Battalion, 66th Armor Regiment, 1st Brigade
Combat Team, 4th Infantry Division, Fort Hood, Texas; died June 25 in Baghdad, Iraq, of
wounds sustained when his vehicle encountered an improvised explosive device.
Josh and Mom
Josh at Diana's