Joshua Lopez gave up a full ride to the University of Southern California and enlisted as a Marine to fulfill his promise to his best friend. Little did he know, this decision was the beginning of the most meaningful, but also the most life-altering 8 years of his life.

Josh retired from duty after a final mission in Afghanistan, where he returned with injuries that ended in an amputated leg.

Josh is a father of two, but a caretaker of many. His family and friends know that they can always depend on him. Josh has maintained a joyful, loving heart and positive spirit, even throughout these past few years of tragedy and turmoil.

We are proud to announce Joshua Lopez as the recipient of our Redcon1 Shield of Honor.