DOD identifies Army casualty

| June 23, 2011 | 3 Comments

Department of Defense
News Release



The Department of Defense announced the death of a Soldier, Thursday, who was supporting Operation Enduring Freedom.

Pfc. Joshua Jetton, 21, of Sebring, Fla., died Monday, in Kunar, Afghanistan, of wounds sustained when insurgents attacked his unit with small arms fire while on a dismounted patrol.

He was assigned to the 2nd Battalion, 27th Infantry Regiment, 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 25th Infantry Division.

Jetton’s awards and decorations include the Bronze Star, Purple Heart, Combat Infantryman’s Badge, National Defense Service Medal, Overseas Service Ribbon, Global War on Terrorism Medal and the Army Service Medal.

Jetton joined the Army, Aug. 11, 2010, as an infantryman. The OEF deployment was his first.


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  1. osborne,barbara a says:

    my husband wws a msg in the vietnam war (hit with agent orange.). He pasted away april,2013. He was very ill the last 6 years of his life. he retired 1984 with one @ va. told him he was entitled too 75% because of vietnam,when he retired.He was fighting to get a higher % @ the time of his death.His case is now closed!I am not eligible for any monies from dfas,execpt his last paycheck.aer was helping me with rent,car payment,food,gas,insurance,and electric for 3 months.Untill i got his last pay dfas yesterday.We had no life insurance,anything.lived month to month. But I am his will pay his bills with his money!I waited 2hours @ aer today to hear I was denied! WE owe $23,000 dollars on our car. $9,000 credit card. I was not told any info about loans.WE also donated to aer when we had my husbands income.I just dont understand why I cant get help! My husband served his country,and paid dearly with his health. So not only did I lose my soul mate,also our income. Is their any kind of grants or help for widows? Thankyou for reading,and Have A “BLESSED DAY”! “GOD BLESS OUR TROOPS”!

    • haw says:

      Mrs. Osborne,

      We appreciate your husband’s service and share your loss.
      You do not note if your husband served with Army Hawaii, the article you commented on was two years old, and on the surface this appears to be a VA issue. However, if you send an email to the Hawaii Army Weekly editor detailing your situation, it will be passed on to the appropriate subject matter expert.


      • haw says:

        Hello, Mrs. Osborne — Would you also refer you to the following resources, please:

        Office of Veterans Services
        Tripler Army Medical Center
        459 Patterson Road
        E-Wing, Room 1-A103
        Honolulu, HI 96819-1522
        Phone: (808) 433-0420

        VA REGIONAL OFC E-WING #C1-101
        459 PATTERSON RD
        HONOLULU, HI96819
        Phone: (808) 433-0407

        612 MCCULLY ST
        HONOLULU, HI96826
        Phone: (808) 524-7523

        24/7 Referral Source for Veterans and their families
        RCS Combat Call Center
        Phone: 1-877-WAR-VETS (1-877-927-8387)

        Also, six Veterans Affairs counselors are located here on Schofield Barracks, in Building 690, first floor behind Carlson Wagonlit. Contact Mr. Spangler at 655-7139, 655-7138 or 655-7140.

        We hope these resources help you. Aloha, HAW Staff.

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