LOCATION: 34.1039° N, 118.6025° W
At Parks Project we're incredibly grateful for each person that supports us. Whether it's volunteer days, being an ambassador, or sporting our goods we appreciate every opportunity we get to engage with people who love the outdoors as much as we do.
One of those people was Joshua Edward Barron, and we were lucky enough to get to know more about him through his awesome friend and fellow supporter Sarah Ramirez.
Joshua was a genuine guy, with a contagious smile. He was a protector for anyone he cared about. He absolutely loved life more than anyone I've ever met. He always tried his best to get others to live the way he did; happy, carefree, and most importantly self loving. Joshua comes from a very close family, the kind of family everyone wants to be apart of because they're so caring and accepting. He has a sister, Jessie, his brother Jake, Michele and John are his parents. Joshua loved his family tremendously. I don't believe he ever went a day without talking about them or to them.
Joshua was a Corporal in the United States Marine Corps where he served as an Aircrew chief on a MV-22 Osprey stationed in Miramar, San Diego, CA. Josh had just left on his deployment for 7 long months and despite the hardships that come with deploying, Joshua was so happy to be able to travel. A short week after they left, the training accident in Hawaii happened, taking his beautiful soul from this world, he paid the ultimate sacrifice and did so because "You're worth it." If Joshua was not flying (which he loved and was so proud to do) he was off adventuring in this beautiful state. A lot of times Josh went off to the mountains by himself, so that he could just be one with nature and reflect. Other times it was with his family, with me, or with his other friends, finding a new place to hike, chase waterfalls, or day dream about them. He called them #jbnaturequest because he said he could never get enough of the outdoors. He had a passion for the outdoors and animals, that feeling was passed along from his Father. He left this world a better place. He is a true hero, and he is our hero! Joshua is missed everyday, and he will never be forgotten.
Forever in our hearts, Joshua "Bearchief" Edward Barron. #adventuresforbearchief #jbnaturequest