Sgt Jason Anthony Santora
Sgt Jason A. Santora of Farmingville, New York graduated early from Sachem North High School in 2003. While a student there, he participated in the school’s science research and aviation programs. Jason enlisted in the United States Army in March of 2006. He served as a mortar platoon ammunition bearer in Headquarters and Headquarters Company and as a rifle team leader with Company D. His Awards and Decorations include, The Ranger Tab, Combat Infantryman’s Badge, and Parachutist Badge. He has also been awarded the Army Commendation Medal with one oak leaf cluster, Army Achievement Medal with one oak leaf cluster, Army Good Conduct Medal, National Defense Service Medal, Afghanistan Campaign Medal with combat star, Iraq Campaign Medal with two combat stars, Global War on Terrorism Service Medal and the Army Service Ribbon. Jason was posthumously awarded the Purple Heart, Bronze Star and Meritorious Service Medal. He died at age 25 in Logar province, Afghanistan, of wounds sustained while conducting combat operations. He leaves his father, Gary Santora, his mother Theresa Santora, a sister, Gina and his uncle Ralph Fico.
75th Ranger Regiment
Fort Benning, Georgia
Burial is at Calverton National Cemetery in Calverton, New York – Sec 42 Site 429