SPC Jason Dean Hunt

SPC Jason Dean Hunt

Moore, Cleveland County, Oklahoma, USA
Death 5 Nov 2009 (aged 22)
Fort Hood, Bell County, Texas, USA
Burial Norman, Cleveland County, Oklahoma, USA
Memorial ID 43986110 View Source
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The 13 people killed when an Army psychiatrist allegedly opened fire on fellow soldiers at Fort Hood, Texas, included a pregnant woman who was preparing to return home, a man who quit a furniture company job to join the military about a year ago, a newlywed who had served in Iraq and a woman who had vowed to take on Osama bin Laden after the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks.

Spc. Jason Dean Hunt

Hunt, 22, of Frederick, Okla., went into the military after graduating from Tipton High School in 2005 and had gotten married just two months ago, his mother, Gale Hunt, said. He had served 3 1/2 years in the Army, including a stint in Iraq.

Gale Hunt said two uniformed soldiers came to her door late Thursday night to notify her of her son's death.

Hunt, known as J.D., was "just kind of a quiet boy and a good kid, very kind," said Kathy Gray, an administrative assistant at Tipton Schools.

His mother said he was family oriented.

"He didn't go in for hunting or sports," Gale Hunt said. "He was a very quiet boy who enjoyed video games."

He had re-enlisted for six years after serving his initial two-year assignment, she said. Jason Hunt was previously stationed at Fort Stewart in Georgia.
Specialist Jason Dean Hunt, 22, of Del City, left this world Thursday, November 5, 2009, at Ft. Hood, Texas. He was born August 25, 1987, to Gary Hunt and Gail Hunt in Moore, Oklahoma. Jason was a graduate of Tipton High School. He joined the United States Army in 2006 and spent 15 months in Iraq. While in Iraq, he re-enlisted in the Army for six more years. He married Jennifer Morgan on August 22, 2009 in Oklahoma City. He was currently stationed at Ft. Hood, Texas, where he was awaiting deployment. He is survived by his wife, Jennifer, of the home; his father, Gary Hunt of Norman; his mother, Gail Hunt of Frederick; a stepson, Trystan; and two stepdaughters, Silver and Trinity; his sister, Leila Willingham of McKinney, TX; and a sister, Angela Smith of Noble; and a brother, Allen Knapple of Norman. He was preceded in death by his grandparents, James and Uva Jo Hunt; and an uncle, David Borrell.
Published in The Oklahoman on November 15, 2009