Capt Jesse Melton, III

Capt Jesse Melton, III

Birth
Death 9 Sep 2008 (aged 29)
Afghanistan
Burial Arlington, Arlington County, Virginia, USA
Plot Sec 60 Site 8777
Memorial ID 29718039 · View Source
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Capt. Jesse Melton III of Randallstown, Maryland was a 1996 graduate of Randallstown High School, where he played lacrosse and baseball. He graduated from Messiah College, a Christian university in 2000 with a degree in communications. After his first year at Messiah, Melton joined the Marine Reserves and completed officer candidate school in his junior year. Jesse always wanted to be a Marine, he looked at a Marine as a man of honor, men of integrity who kept their word. He was a man who loved his country and loved his family and was willing to sacrifice his life for them. He served one tour of duty in Iraq in 2005 and two tours in Okinawa, Japan, before he was deployed to Afghanistan. Despite having completed a previous combat tour, he was uneasy about being deployed to Afghanistan. Jesse was a man of great faith and was devoted to his church. He died while supporting combat operations in Parwan province, Afghanistan. He was 29.

Marines
Headquarters Battery
12th Marines
3rd Marine Division
Marine Corps Base Hawaii
Kaneohe Bay, Hawaii


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  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Capt Jesse Melton, III (13 Nov 1978–9 Sep 2008), Find A Grave Memorial no. 29718039, citing Arlington National Cemetery, Arlington, Arlington County, Virginia, USA ; Maintained by Elizabeth Reed (contributor 46561848) .