Local Soldier Killed In Afghanistan

JAMESTOWN (KDKA) — Residents of Jamestown in Mercer County are in mourning after one of their own was killed while serving in Afghanistan.

United States Army Capt. Joshua McClimans, 30, had been working as a head nurse and Medevac in the Middle East.

According to the Department of Defense, McClimans died on Friday, April 22nd, from wounds he suffered when “insurgents attacked his unit with indirect fire.”

McClimans was a 1998 graduate of Jamestown High School. His grandmother, who is also the mayor of Jamestown, will be there to meet her grandson’s body upon arriving home.

Stay with KDKA for the latest on this developing story.

DOD Identifies Army Casualty: Capt. Joshua M. McClimans
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  1. Paul Shirey, Midland, PA says:

    God bless you and your family. You all have my respect and sorrow.

  2. LOU says:

    God Bless you and your family and may you forever rest in peace

  3. Lorrie Schrag says:

    Let us not forget that Joshua has paid the ultimate price to protect our freedom. May his family find comfort in knowing what a true hero he is.

  4. Army Marmy says:

    Your sacrifice will not be forgotten. Freedom is not free.
    May your family be comforted by the Risen Lord.
    An Army Mom of a West Point Cadet Class 2011

  5. Marine Family says:

    Our deepest sympathy to the family of Captain McClimans. Thank you for your service and may you rest in peace dear Captain.

  6. Penny says:

    I am so sorry for your loss. Thank you for your sons service to our country. Prayers for all of you.

  7. Krislyn Williams says:

    Josh was a personal friend and leves behind a 6 yr old lilttle boy ..he will be missed so much..what a great dad he was..ty all and ty too all who serve our counrty~~~

  8. Brett Allen Morgan says:

    God Bless Josh for his service and ultimate sacrifice for our freedoms! I knew Josh personally and know his family! My heart weeps for their loss and I pray for them in this time of sorrow! Jamestown,Pa has lost a good friend father,brother,son and grandson!

  9. Bruce Smith says:

    My heart goes out to the entire McClimans family. May God wrap them in His loving arms and carry them through this tragic loss.

  10. Gary Geahart says:

    May the Lord hold you in his loving arms in your time of sorrow,And know you have our sincere gratitude for not only Josh’s sacrifice but the entire McClimans family.God bless you and keep you.

  11. Fornal Family - Jamestown Computer says:

    God Bless Joshua and Your Family – He is our Hometown Hero now. May he rest in Pease. We thank him for defending our Freedom., and his Service to Country.

  12. CPL Rick Trowbridge, Ret. says:

    Served with Josh in Iraq in OIF 04-06…he world is definitely going to miss him. When I served with him in the 86th Combat Support Hospital, he was an ICU nurse. My families prayers are going out to his family and friends!

  13. Dale Miller says:

    Josh graduated the year I started at JHS. He was a great friend to everyone he met. God be with his family and comfort them in this time.

  14. Bill Roberts says:

    Our deepest sympathy to the family of this brave young man from members of the military family in Kentucky.

  15. Wendy says:

    I was lucky enough to know Josh and it breaks my heart to think hes not going to be around. Miss you, Josh

  16. The Yurisic Family says:

    Our prayers and sympathy is sent to all the family of Josh McClimans. May God comfort you in this time of mourning. Josh was a fine young man and he will be missed. May you rest in peace Josh!

  17. The Jablonski Family says:

    May God open his arms to comfort Josh’s family and friends. Lord please keep them strong and watch over his son, Max. Our hearts ache knowing we lost such a great young man. ** Josh and his charming smile will be missed dearly.

    1. Alicia says:

      He fly’s with the angles in heaven now where we no he will be safe. It’s sad to no he is gone but he will never be forgotten, God please give his family and friends the strength to make it through this hard time. ❤ The jablonski family.

  18. Kristen (Paul) Bechtel says:

    What a sad day the world lost such a wonderful person. We had many good times together in high school and after. Josh’s smile was infectious and his love for people was evident. Many prayers to his family during this difficult time.

  19. Scott Wassmer says:

    I served with Josh in Iraq. He was a great man and a great soldier. My deepest condolences. God bless Josh and his family.

  20. CPT Corey Campbell says:

    Served with Josh in Iraq, a very good man and Soldier. My families thoughts and prayers go toward his family and friends.

    God bless.

  21. JHS student says:

    I am very breath taken by your lack of sympathy or concern for josh”s family….
    I dont know who you are but you should be ashamed of yourself!
    Josh was a fine and wonderful man.
    I hope all is well to his family.
    Many prayers go out!

  22. Sharon Flaisman Bradley says:

    God Bless and Rest in Peace

  23. isaac says:

    to live like a soldier and stay a soldier, then can still die a soldier.. soldier

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