PFC Joshua was a 2006 graduate of Hendrickson High School. Ron and his two sisters grew up with parents in the military. His father, Ron Joshua, Sr. is a master sergeant who has also served in the Iraq war. Ron’s mother, Ursula Joshua also served in the US Army. Joshua was born in Germany and saw lots of the world with his military family. He was described, by his godmother, as a quiet child growing up, playing football in high school and always minding his manners around adults.
Joshua was assigned to the 401st Military Police Company, 92nd Military Police Battalion, 89th Military Police Brigade in Fort Hood. He was deployed to Iraq just two months prior to the incident. PFC Joshua died July 17, 2007 in Baghdad of wounds sustained when an improvised explosive device detonated near his vehicle.