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Capt Jason Ellis Holbrook

Born: January 28, 1982 in Bell County, Texas
Died: July 29, 2010 in Tsagay, Afghanistan

Capt. Jason E. Holbrook of Burnet, Texas is a graduate of Burnet High School. He was accepted the United States Military Academy where he majored in Environmental Science. Capt. Holbrook’s first assignment was as a Rifle Platoon Leader in Alpha Company, 1st Battalion, 501st (Airborne) at Fort Richardson, Alaska. He served there for three years and deployed with the unit to Iraq between 2006 and 2007. Following his deployment he reported to Fort Benning, Ga.. to attend the Maneuver Captains Career Course and then Fort Bragg, N.C., to attend the Special Forces Qualification Course. Capt. Holbrook graduated the course on the 16th of April, 2010 and reported to 1st Battalion, 3rd Special Forces Group on the 27th of May. His military education includes the Survival, Evasion, Resistance and Escape Course, Ranger Course, Basic Airborne Course, Infantry Officer Basic Course, Infantry Maneuver Captains Career Course and Special Forces Qualification Course. His Awards and Decorations include, the Bronze Star Medal, Purple Heart, Army Commendation Medal with Oak Leaf Cluster, National Defense Service Medal, Iraq Campaign Medal, Afghanistan Campaign Medal, Global War on Terrorism Service Medal, Army Service Ribbon, Overseas Service Medal, Parachutist Badge, Combat Infantry Badge, Expert Infantryman Badge, Ranger Tab and the Special Forces Tab. He was posthumously awarded the Bronze Star Medal, Purple Heart, NATO Medal, and Meritorious Service Medal. Jason died at age 28 at Tsagay, Afghanistan, of injuries sustained when insurgents attacked their military vehicle with an improvised explosive device. He leaves his wife, Heather, and parents, Joan and James Holbrook, sisters, and a brother, among others. He was posthumously awarded his second Purple Heart, Bronze Star Medal with V Device, and Meritorious Service Medal. He also earned numerous other awards.
1st Battalion
3rd Special Forces Group (Airborne)
Fort Bragg, North Carolina

Burial is at the family ranch

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