Joshua James Markel, 25

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Marine Corporal Joshua James Markel, born December 31, 1986, of Lincoln, Nebraska, beloved son of James and Patrice (Tuder) Markel.

He was a 2005 graduate of Lincoln North Star High School. He joined the United States Marine Corps on August 8, 2005; he served his country overseas, deploying to Iraq for an eight month tour & Afghanistan for 9 months; a point man on patrols with Fox Company, 2nd Regiment, 7th Marines. Joshua received an Honorable Discharge in 2009.

He later began his work at the Nebraska State Penitentiary as a Corporal. He was united in marriage to Ashley (Schulz) Markel on September 11, 2010.

“He was a good, loving man,” said his mother, Patti, “and he loved his family. He was always, always there for everybody.” He also enjoyed time hunting; and Husker football.

Cpl Joshua James Markel lost his battle with PTS on October 6, 2012. He was 25 years old.

In Unit Stalked by Suicide, Veterans Try to Save One Another:

Veteran died from battles raging in his mind : Lincoln, NE

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