SSG Joshua Hall was born and raised in Johnson City, Tennessee. He graduated high school in 2008 and joined the United States Army in Jan. 2009. After basic and airborne school he was assigned to the 82nd Airborne Division as an infantry paratrooper, and served two tours in Afghanistan.
On the second tour he was leading a dismounted patrol when he stepped on an IED. The blast amputated his left leg above the knee, severely damaged the right leg, fractured his pelvis, spine, and neck, and resulted in several other internal complications. He was resuscitated three times at Khandahar Airfield, and remained in a coma through Lundstulh, Germany to Walter Reed National Military Medical Center, before he awoke. The Trauma resulted in a necrotizing lung infection that resulted in some partial lung damage.
SSG Hall completed his recovery and returned to TN where he is going to school and working on starting a Non Profit to help severely injured veterans modify their preferred vehicle instead of being limited to an automatic transmission or accesible van.
SSG hall lives with his wife and 10 month old son and continues to lift weights, run, and work on his own vehicles daily despite any limitations.