If you would like to help those Joe left behind, you can do so in two different ways:

First, you can donate to the Joe Houston Memorial Trust. This is a trust set up to benefit Joe's son, Asher. All proceeds will be given to Asher as he gets older. It is being run by his company-mates. The best way to donate is via Paypal using the button below.

If you feel more comfortable sending in a check via snail mail, you are more than welcome to do so. Please send all checks to:

Timothy C. Parlatore, Esq.
Law Offices of Eric Franz, PLLC
747 Third Avenue
20th Floor
New York, NY 10017
(212) 355-2200
(212) 937-2217 Fax
(732) 904-6391 Cell

Finally, you can donate to the "Remember the Rangers" site. You can donate here. This trust is equally split between Joe and his co-pilot, LT Bret Miller, and their 3 (between the two of them) children. There, you can also purchase patches specifically dedicated to Joe and Bret. All of those proceeds will go toward the two families as well.

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The Joe Houston Memorial Trust

The Joe Houston Memorial Trust is a trust fund established in loving memory of Lieutenant John J. "Joe" Houston, US Navy, by his close friends and company mates from the 2nd Company, United States Naval Academy, Class of 2002. The expressed purpose is two-fold: First, to provide a solid financial foundation for Joe's son Asher. Secondly, we as a company, as Joe's band of brothers, pledge our steadfast support to the Houston family and to Asher, and to provide a safe haven, financially, physically, emotionally, and spiritually as long as we live. We welcome Asher into our family. We welcome Asher to 2nd Company.

Joe Houston Memorial Trust Fund Committee:

LT Daniel A. Hancock, USN, President
Matthew F. Kavanagh, Vice-President
LT Timothy C. Parlatore, USNR, Esquire, Legal Counsel
CPT Bryan P. Reed, NYARNG, Advisor
LT Brian P. Walsh, USN, Advisor
Lucas M. Adin, LT, USNR, Advisor


LT Daniel A. Hancock, USN
Matthew F. Kavanagh
Timothy C. Parlatore, Esquire