In Memory of SGT Jason T. Palmerton
SGT Jason Palmerton, 25, of Auburn, Nebraska, died on July 23, 2005 in Qal'eh-Ye Gaz, Southern Afghanistan, where he came under enemy small arms fire while conducting a dismounted patrol. SGT Palmerton, a communications sergeant, was assigned to 1st Battalion, 3rd Special Forces Group, Fort Bragg, NC.
Jason was a native of Hamburg, Iowa. He was a 1988 graduate of Auburn High School. He also took classes at the University of Nebraska and Southeast Community College before enlisting in the Army.
He enlisted in the Army on July 31, 2002 as an infantryman. He arrived at Fort Bragg in January 2003 to begin Special Forces training and was assigned to 3rd Special Forces in February 2005.
His awards and decorations include the Army Commendation Medal, the Afghanistan Campaign Medal, the Global War on Terrorism Service Medal, the NCO Professional Development Ribbon, the Army Service Ribbon, the Basic Parachutist Badge, and the Special Forces Tab. He was posthumously awarded the Bronze Star Medal with V device, the Purple Heart, a Meritorious Service Medal, the Good Conduct Medal and the Combat Infantryman Badge.
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