I'm a little late to this, I haven't played Warcraft 2 in a few years -- even so, it's like I'll show up for a week, get my ass handed to me fro a week or two and move on to other games.
As to Josh (AKA AcidGangsta):
He was a childhood friend that grew up on my street (In recent years, we'd really not hung out in awhile).
In our Kali days, I was the better player. He was my student so to speak. When battlenet came around, that changed. He played a lot more than I did, but he was also faster and just could naturally adjust to most situations.
There was a time period where he was one of the best players on battlenet -- he achieved something I always wanted to achieve but never did. I remember being at his house, as he took on KHB for the KOTH title (back then, the KOTH series was like a championship title for the games two best players -- players could also pick their settings; I wish it could be brought back).
In the latter years, I think AcidGangsta lost all motivation to play war2. Any time I'd hit him up, he'd join games, instantly quit etc..; then we'd go play starcraft 2.
The last time I played Starcraft 2, it was me Acid and Adam.
I didn't want to spend too much time talking about the actual even, because it really is tragic. I'll just say this: Josh suffered from PTSD -- I'm not sure how bad it was, but I do know it caused him to retire from the military. The incident spurned from a "fight gone wrong". If you know Josh like I do, it's likely the guy showed up in his yard with the gun and it didn't even phase him.
It's just a reminder to all of us that life is short. We take a lot of things for granted. Each day is a blessing (as cliché as this all sounds).
I'll see you all on battlenet. Then I'll likely vanish for another few years
I wish you all the best^^