Josh is the handler assigned to Bravo Squad at the Texas Stadium. He's a handsome, suave-looking man, which elicits suspicions among the Bravo Squad as to whether or not Josh is gay. They eventually decide that he's just "metrosexual." Bravo generally likes Josh, as Josh is willing to play along with their jokes and promises to try to get them a meeting with Destiny's Child. Throughout the novel, Billy asks Josh for Advil for a hangover, and Josh isn't able to follow through until nearly the end of the novel, showing that Billy’s needs are a low priority. Despite taking a long time to help Billy, Josh seems to genuinely care for Bravo and is sympathetic to the miseries Bravo experience at the football game.
Josh Character Timeline in Billy Lynn’s Long Halftime Walk
The timeline below shows where the character Josh appears in Billy Lynn’s Long Halftime Walk. The colored dots and icons indicate which themes are associated with that appearance.
3. It is Mostly in Your Head But We Have Cures for That
4. The Human Response
5. By Virtue of Which the Many Become the One
7. We Are All Americans Here
9. Jamie Lee Curtis Made a Shitty Movie
12. Billy and Mango Are Out For a Walk
15. Temporary Sanity
17. Money Makes Us Real
...his sons greet Billy, Dime, and Albert, as Mr. Jones perches on a stool and Josh stands awkwardly. The executives introduce themselves and then turn their attention to the game and... (full context)
18. The Proud Good-Bye
...his seat again, he, Mango, A-bort, and Lodis discuss how rude Norm's attempted deal was. Josh passes out packets to each Bravo filled with Cowboys merchandise and autographed photos of them... (full context)