JCS Heroes

SSg. Jedidiah “Jay” Vermillion, USMC

Raised for most of his childhood in Perryville and Jackson, Missouri, Staff Sergeant Jedidiah “Jay” Vermillion, USMC always thought he would become a Marine. His grandfather was a Marine, fighting in the epic battle on Iwo Jima during World War II.



Sgt. Denis Kisseloff

It is with humbleness and honor that the Joshua Chamberlain Society announces our 9th JCS Hero, Sgt. Denis Kisseloff, United States Army (Missouri National Guard). Sgt. Kisseloff was killed-in-action on May 14, 2010, leaving behind his two beautiful children, Serena and Aleksander.



Sgt. Michael Shuster

The Joshua Chamberlain Society is honored to announce our 8th Hero, Sergeant Michael Shuster, 82ndAirborne, United States Army. Michael attended Brown Elementary school in Florissant, Missouri and graduated Hazelwood North High School in 2007.



Cpl. Chris Van Etten

Christopher Van Etten, of O'Fallon, Illinois is the son of Wayne and Leigh Van Etten, both retired Air Force veterans. After graduating from O'Fallon Township High School in 2009, Chris enlisted in the Marine Corps on July 13, 2009...




Cpl. Tyler Huffman

Every Marine regiment is rightfully proud of their history and tradition, as well as past and present successes. There can be, however, no clearer example of the sacrifice and valor of the Marine Corps' 3rd Battalion, 5th Regiment - the Darkhorse Marines - than the fact that we proudly announce our 6th JCS Hero, and second Darkhorse, Corporal Tyler Huffman, USMC...



Cpl. Justin McLoud

Born and raised in Jefferson County, Missouri, Marine Cpl. Justin McLoud graduated from Hillsboro High School in 2006 as a star athlete, diehard Cardinal fan, and true American patriot. While he could have received a college scholarship to play baseball from any of a number of schools; upon graduation he chose, instead, to enlist in the Marine Corps... READ MORE »




LCpl. Erik R. Heldt

It is with great pride that the Joshua Chamberlain Society announces the adoption of its 4 th JCS Hero, Lance Corporal Erik Heldt, USMC. The grandson of a World War II veteran, LCpl. Heldt graduated from Hermann High School as a star basketball and football player. In 2003, at age 24, he entered the United States Marine Corps... READ MORE »




SFC. Cory Remsburg

It is with great honor and humility that we can announce our Second JCS Hero, Sergeant First Class Cory Remsburg , Army Ranger, 1st Battalion, 75th Ranger Regiment. SFC Remsburg was born in Phoenix, Arizona, but moved to St. Louis, Missouri as a teenager... READ MORE »




SSG. Joshua Eckhoff

SSG. Joshua Eckhoff, US Army National Guard, is a true American hero living amongst us and serves as a great reminder as to why we all have gotten involved in JCS – he has served our country with valor, sustained injuries on our behalf that he will... READ MORE »




Cpl. Todd Nicely

Arnold, Missouri native Todd A. Nicely was 26 years old when his life changed forever on March 26, 2010 while participating in combat operations against Taliban insurgents in Afghanistan. This young man was a Corporal in the Marine Corps... READ MORE »