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Sgt Jason Thomas Smith

November 22nd, 2010 Leave a comment Go to comments

Born: December 22, 1981 in Aberdeen, Washington
Died: November 19, 2010 in Helmand, Afghanistan

Sgt. Jason T. Smith of Colorado Springs, Colorado is a 2000 graduate of Doherty High School and enlisted in the United States Marine Corps in June of the same year. Prior to living in Colorado Springs, Jason and his family lived in Kansas, Utah and Iowa until 1993 when they settled in Colorado. He began his high school years at Coronado High School before finishing his senior year at Doherty High. Jason grew up playing baseball and fishing, and held a desire to play professional Basketball. He had a vivacious personality and drew in friends easily with his ‘never met a stranger’ attitude. After joining the Marines he served as a primary marksmanship instructor at Marine Corps Air Station Cherry Point in North Carolina, training Marines how to use their pistols and rifles. He eventually joined the Marines’ explosives unit. He was currently serving a deployment in Afghanistan, having previously served two tours in Iraq. His awards include, the Combat Action Ribbon, Marine Corps Good Conduct Medal, National Defense Service Medal, Afghanistan Campaign Medal, Iraq Campaign Medal, Global War on Terrorism Service Medal, and Sea Service Deployment Ribbon. He leaves his wife Janet, his parents, Buddy and Loretta Smith, two sisters, Brandi Jo and Brittany. He died at age 28 while conducting combat operations in Helmand province, Afghanistan.
Explosive Ordnance Disposal Branch
Headquarters and Headquarters Squadron
Marine Corps Air Station Iwakuni
Marine Corps Base, Iwakuni, Japan

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  1. Gy
    December 5th, 2010 at 12:35 | #1

    He was a good dude and will be missed.

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