Time of Remembrance

Joseph W. Schultz




Port Angeles, WA

Date of Death:


Incident Location:

Wardak Province, Afghanistan

Military Branch:

United States Army


Green Beret Captain


ODA 3333

Unit Base:

Ft. Bragg, No. Carolina

Out on patrol, Joseph always rode in the first HUMVEE because of his core belief in ‘leading from the front”. As a rule he never asked his men or women to do anything that he himself would not do. To those who served with him in the military and those who knew him as a civilian, Joseph was intensely devoted to protecting and caring those around him. He was recognized as a humanitarian and served in that role with US-AID appointment under President Clinton and prior to that served as liason to Washington, DC under Governor Davis of California.

Joseph served two tours in Iraq, first with the 1st Battalion, 504th Parachute Infantry Regiment (PIR), 82nd Airborne Division, and later as the G-2 Advisor, 10th Iraqi Army Division. After receiving his Green Beret, Joseph was assigned to Co. C, 3rd Battalion,. 3rd Special Forces Group (Airborne) where he served as Detachment Commander of Special Force Operational Detachment-Alpha 3333. On May 29, 2011, Joseph’s HUMVEE was detonated, taking his life along with two of his NCO’s, their canine and their interpreter.

He is loved and remembered by friends and family throughout the world.

The Captain Joseph House Foundation is dedicated to carrying on Joseph’s spirit by honoring, respecting and remembering the Fallen who have lost their lives in combat since 9/11 and providing comfort and care to their Gold Star Families.