Sgt Jason Carlyle Hicks

Sgt Jason Carlyle Hicks

Birth
Charlotte, Mecklenburg County, North Carolina, USA
Death 23 Mar 2003 (aged 25)
Afghanistan
Burial Arlington, Arlington County, Virginia, USA
Plot Section 60, Site 7870
Memorial ID 9449265 · View Source
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Air Force Staff Sgt Hicks was assigned to 41st Rescue Squadron, Moody Air Force Base, Georgia. Killed when his HH-60 Black Hawk helicopter crashed 18 miles north of Ghazni, during a medical evacuation mission. The crash was not the result of enemy action. Raised in Jefferson in Chesterfield County, Jason played football from fifth grade until his senior year at Central High School in Pageland, from which he graduated in 1996. He was a member of the Pageland Rescue Squad as well as the Highpoint-East Side Fire Department. Jason enlisted in the United States Air Force from Jefferson, South Carolina, May 1, 1996. He planned to make it his career, but also planned to retire before his 40th birthday and open a seafood restaurant. He met Crystalyn Nollen when he was training to be a flight engineer in Albuquerque, New Mexico, after he re-enlisted in 2000. They were married January 27, 2003, so she could accompany him on his next assignment in Japan. They had planned to throw a bigger wedding May 1, 2003, after he returned from Afghanistan. Hicks was on his second and last tour of duty in Afghanistan. In only four days, he was scheduled to return to his home at Moody Air Force Base in Valdosta, Georgia. The assignment that day was to transport two Afghani children with life-threatening head injuries to get medical help in Kandahar, in southern Afghanistan. The Pave Hawk crashed in a thunderstorm before the crew could pick up the children.

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  • Created by: Luis
  • Added: 11 Sep 2004
  • Find A Grave Memorial 9449265
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Sgt Jason Carlyle Hicks (1 May 1977–23 Mar 2003), Find A Grave Memorial no. 9449265, citing Arlington National Cemetery, Arlington, Arlington County, Virginia, USA ; Maintained by Luis (contributor 46606112) .