A local United States Marine and American hero, Cpl. Joshua Hoffman, died Monday, December 27, 2021 at age 39 due to complications from injuries he received in 2007 while fighting in Iraq. Josh was critically wounded by a sniper’s bullet in Fallujah, Iraq. He returned home to West Michigan as a quadriplegic.
Tributes from fellow veterans and expressions of love and support from all who knew him have been pouring in following his death, remembering Josh for his positive attitude, determination and drive, and being an inspiration to others.
In 2009, hundreds of people gathered along with Caledonia American Legion Post #305 to welcome Joshua to a new home built in Middleville by Home for Our Troops, a nonprofit organization that is dedicated to building houses for wounded and disabled veterans.
Visitation and funeral services will be held on January 12th and 13th at Lauer Family Funeral Home in Hastings. Josh will be laid to rest at Hastings Riverside Cemetery.